Tag: endangered species

Mount Ka’ala: Oahu’s tallest mountain

In the Waianae Mountain Range, Mount Ka’ala is the highest point on Oahu at an elevation of 4,025 feet. The actual peak itself is inaccessible, as it is home to a critical and tightly secured radar station (a giant white ball, can’t miss it) operated by the Hawaii National Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration. […]

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Owls in Hawaii? “Who” knew?

It may come as a surprise to many Hawaii visitors that the islands are home to a of owl. Owls in Hawaii are rare to see. The native is unusual among owl species in that it is a diurnal, or daytime, hunter. Known commonly as the Hawaiian Short-Eared Owl, its scientific name is Asio flammeus […]

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