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Enjoying Hawaiian Sea Birds

Posted on | December 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Enjoying Hawaiian Sea Birds

Hawaiian Birds of the Sea bookcover

UH Press published Hawaiian Birds of the Sea: Na Manu Kai, by Robert J. Shallenberger. More than 135 color photographs illustrate this beautiful book showcasing the seabirds of Hawaiʻi—from the far eastern tip of the Big Island to the recently created Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

The monument encompasses the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the surrounding waters, which together form the second largest marine wildlife reserve in the world. In addition to his spectacular photographs, Shallenberger shares the lessons he has learned during the many years spent with his camera in seabird colonies, providing an engaging personal perspective on life with seabirds.

Naturalists, wildlife biologists, birders and others (including older children) who share an interest in the natural world and appreciate fine wildlife photography, will find this book a handy and informative resource on Hawaiʻi’s birds of the sea as well as a delightful experience for the eye.

Hawaiian Birds of the Sea: Na Manu Kai is available from the Mānoa bookstore and the UH Press website.