An urban refuge for a Hawaiian seabird
Wedge-tailed Shearwaters ("Wedgies")
You can help us preserve
Wedge-tailed Shearwaters are named for the shape of their tail and for their habit of soaring low above the waves in an undulating pattern. These seabirds nest in colonies along coasts and on offshore islands by burrowing in sandy soil and seeking shade amidst native vegetation on rocky slopes. At Blackpoint, they historically occupied crevices in the lava boulders and nested under the native coastal vegetation.
In September 2007, the Hawaii Audubon Society was given a one-acre coastal property at Black Point on the southern coast of O‘ahu thanks to an unprecedented gift from Houghton Freeman and Doreen Freeman.
Learn the Way of
We have developed four amazing lessons to introduce the Preserve and the Wedge-tailed Shearwater using STEM+Art skills for grades 6 – 12.