The release of 24 Nihoa miller-birds on Laysan Island began a new chapter in the recovery efforts for this critically endangered species.
The whooping crane and the Nihoa miller-bird are but two examples of the many bird species that have come to the brink of extinction, only to be pulled away from the precipice through the efforts of the Service and our partners.
Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and other scientists are concerned that the Nihoa millerbird could meet the fate of its close relative, the Laysan millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris familiaris).
Nihoa Island does not have rabbits; however, in the 1980s, a non-native grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens) arrived on the island.
The average size of spiny lobsters generally increased northwestward from Nihoa along the Hawaiian Archipelago (Uchida et al.
Observations on surface-released, sublegal spiny lobsters, and potential spiny lobster predators near Necker and Nihoa.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and American Bird Conservancy set out on an expedition to tiny Nihoa Island, where the single remaining population of miller-birds persists.
The miller-birds have ranged greater distances on Laysan than ever observed on Nihoa.
of the islands and atolls in the NWHI from Nihoa Island to Kure Atoll.
The area from Nihoa Island to Necker Island comprises the Mau Zone.
Plumage sequence and taxonomy of Laysan and Nihoa
Present Absent Laysan Finch (Telespiza cantons) Hawaii Creeper (Loxops mana) Nihoa