The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP) is a research organization that was created in 1997
by the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. MFBRP’s
mission is to develop and implement techniques that recover Maui’s endangered birds and to restore
their habitats through research, development, and application of conservation techniques. Our main
research is centered on the rare and endangered Maui Parrotbill, or Kiwikiu. This bird is only found high
in the forests of Haleakala, Maui. Banded individuals and resights of these birds are used to determine
territories, pairs, and productivity. This research will guide state and federal recovery actions.