Winged Ambassadors by Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge

Winged Ambassadors by Oikonos Ecosystem KnowledgeBy Molly Hagemann Home Page As Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager at Bishop Museum, I often come into contact with local organizations that share our mission of promoting a better understanding of Hawaiʻi’s threatened wildlife. One of these is Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, a nonprofit that studies and protects imperiled ecosystems by […]

Finding Hawaiʻi’s Lost Fowl

Finding Hawaiʻi’s Lost Fowl Written by Jessie Krause, Bishop Museum Vertebrate Zoology Collection Technician Home Page Gazing at the beach below us, the reflection of the sun shimmering on the ocean’s surface, I was struck once again by the beauty of these Islands. I decided to snap a quick photo before continuing to the shore […]

Honeycreepers & Adaptive Radiation

Honeycreepers & Adaptive Radiation Home Page The Science Adventure Center’s Forest Birds of Hawaiʻi corner shares elements from the 2016 Bishop Museum original exhibit Lele O Nā Manu: Hawaiian Forest Birds. Here you can test your knowledge of Hawaiʻi’s native and non-native birds, examine preserved bird skins, and learn about present day ʻalalā (Hawaiian crow) […]

Michael Gloriani Visits Vertebrate Zoology

Michael Gloriani Visits Vertebrate Zoology Vertebrate Zoology Michael Gloriani, a senior undergraduate Biology student at the University of San Diego, visited the Vertebrate Zoology collection to measure some of our chameleon specimens for his research.  He is studying Jackson’s chameleons (Trioceros jacksonii), which are not native to Hawaii and were intentionally introduced to Kaneohe in […]

Carmen Antaky Visits Vertebrate Zoology

Carmen Antaky Visits Vertebrate Zoology Vertebrate Zoology Carmen Antaky, a Masters student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, visited the Vertebrate Zoology (VZ) collection to take some samples from our avian specimens for her project.  She is studying the Hawaiian Band-rumped storm petrel (Oceanodroma castro), which is a small, endangered seabird.  Many thanks to […]

Danielle Wasserman Visits Vertebrate Zoology

Danielle Wasserman, a PhD student from the City University of New York (CUNY), spent just over a week in Bishop Museum’s Vertebrate Zoology collection examining our Hawaiian honeycreeper specimens.