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Title: Forest bird and non-native mammal inventories at Ka´āpahu, Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawai´i 
Author: Natividad Bailey, Cathleen
Date: 2007-07
Publisher: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
Citation: Natividad Bailey C, ed. 2007. Forest bird and non-native mammal inventories at Ka´āpahu, Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawai´i. Honolulu (HI): Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 145.
Abstract: Ka'āpahu, Haleakalā National Park was acquired by the National Park Service in 1999. Inventories of vegetation, forest birds, and non-native mammals in this newly acquired area were identified as a priority for the National Park Service. To satisfy the forest bird and non-native mammal inventories, presence or absence and distribution surveys were conducted in 2002. A follow-up forest bird survey was conducted in May 2005. Results of the forest bird surveys showed the presence of four native forest bird species: Maui 'Amakihi (Hemignathus virens wilsoni), Maui 'Alauahio (Paroreomyza montana newtoni), 'I'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea), and 'Apapane (Himatione sanguinea sanguinea). Five alien forest bird species were detected: the Japanese Bush-warbler (Cettia diphone), Hwamei (Garrulax canorus), Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea), Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus), and Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). No endangered bird species were detected. Results suggest that non-native Japanese Bush-warbler, Hwamei and Japanese White-eye may be expanding their range. Results of the non-native mammals survey showed presence of black rats (Rattus rattus), small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus), feral pigs (Sus scrofa), axis deer (Axis axis), and feral goats (Capra hircus) throughout the transect. We did not capture or record signs of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus), Polynesian rats (Rattus exulans), mice (Mus musculus), dogs (Canis lupus), or feral cats (Felis catus) during the survey. However, based on information in other areas throughout the park and on Maui it is very likely that all of these animals occur in Ka'āpahu.
Series/Report No.: Technical Report
145
Description: Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
Sponsorship: The Haleakalā National Park and the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring program, Pacific Island Network funded this project. This inventory was carried out under a cooperative agreement (Task Agreement No. CA 8012-AO-001) between the National Park Service, Pacific Island Network and the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/26263
Keywords: Kaapahu
LC Subject Headings: Birds -- Hawaii -- Maui.
Introduced mammals -- Hawaii -- Maui.
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Bird surveys -- Hawaii -- Maui.

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