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Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project is driven by science and dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native forest ecosystems. Formed in 1997, our mission is to develop and implement techniques that recover Maui's endangered birds and to restore their habitats through research, development, and application of conservation techniques. We currently focus on recovering the Kiwikiu, an endangered honeycreeper. We estimate productivity and survival as well as identify the most limiting factors for the current population. In addition to our bird studies, we are also restoring high elevation dry-forest habitat on leeward Maui to establish a second-population of Kiwikiu in the future.

We are always in need of volunteers at our office. These jobs are very important to keep our day to day organizational needs running and frees up biologists to work on critical research and recovery plans. You can commit to a couple hours a week or several hours a month. Being an MFBRP volunteer is a rewarding experience and you will get a chance to learn more about the birds and our organization.

Tasks include:

  • Mist net repair
  • Sewing torn gear
  • Scanning 
  • Tree trimming and landscaping services
  • Data Entry
  • Laminating
  • Sometimes we also need help in the field, such as seed collection and planting!


If you have any spare time to volunteer, please email us at info at

Office volunteers donating 20 hours of their time will receive a free MFBRP t-shirt. Those that donate 100 hours will receive a guided bird hike.

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