Surveys of the distribution of seabirds found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the District of Puna, Hawaii : final report

Date
1994-08
Authors
Reynolds, Michelle
Ritchotte, George.
Viggiano, Anthony
Dwyer, Jill
Nielsen, Bonnie
Jacobi, James D.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Abstract
In 1993, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) entered into an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct specific biological surveys to identify potential impacts of the proposed geothermal development on the natural resources of the East Rift Zone. This report presents information from published literature information and new field data on seabird populations on the island of Hawaii. These data are analyzed with regard to potential impacts of geothermal development on seabird populations in this area. Fifteen species of seabirds, waterbirds, and shorebirds are documented or suspected of being found using habitats within or immediately adjacent to the three geothermal subzones located in the Puna district on the island of Hawai`i. Of these species, two are on the federal Endangered Species List, three are on the State of Hawaii Endangered Species List, and all 15 are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Act.
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Report Number: DOE/OR/22088--2
Keywords
Hawaii, birds, Hawaii Island, Big Island, Puna, Kilauea, Kilauea East Rift Zone
Citation
Reynolds M, Ritchotte G, Viggiano A, Dwyer J, Nielsen B, Jacobi JD. 1994. Surveys of the distribution of seabirds found in the vicinity of proposed geothermal project subzones in the District of Puna, Hawaii: Final report. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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