January 28, 2016
The first chick of the season completed hatching this morning! Our volunteer camera operators caught a glimpse of the downy chick under its dad, Ikaika. The chick was named Kialoa by a Hawaiian kumu. The name means “long, light / swift canoe”, after the amazing long-distance voyaging Hawaiian canoes that so aptly mirror the long-distance foraging flights of these graceful seabirds.