Nene in a pasture

Nene in a pastureNene in a pasture

 

The Nene, or Hawaiian goose, is the official state bird and endemic to the islands. It’s also an endangered species, with numbers currently estimated at around 2,500. I was surprised, and lucky, to see a small group puttering about in the corner of a local cow pasture.

For more information about Nene and other native Hawaiian birds, go to state.hi.us/dlnr/consrvhi/forestbirds/.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: