If Injured

If Injured

A Kolea with a leg injury, but can still fly, is nearly impossible to catch for treatment.
If the bird cannot fly, and you can catch it, put the Kolea in a ventilated shoebox or pet carrier and bring it to Feather and Fur Animal Hospital in Kailua.
www.featherandfur.com
(808) 254-1548
Veterinarians there will determine if rehabilitation is possible. If so, Hawaii Wildlife Center will take care of the bird until it can fly and forage.
www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org
(808) 884-5000
A Kolea with a leg injury, but can still fly, is nearly impossible to catch for treatment.
If the bird cannot fly, and you can catch it, put the Kolea in a ventilated shoebox or pet carrier and bring it to Feather and Fur Animal Hospital in Kailua.
www.featherandfur.com
(808) 254-1548
Veterinarians there will determine if rehabilitation is possible. If so, Hawaii Wildlife Center will take care of the bird until it can fly and forage.
www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org
(808) 884-5000
A concerned citizen alerted biologists that this bird, spotted in Kailua Beach park on November 10, 2017 had a broken leg. An experienced researcher volunteered to try to catch it with a net gun, but the wary bird could fly, and did so, making capture unsuccessful.
A concerned citizen alerted biologists that this bird, spotted in Kailua Beach park on November 10, 2017 had a broken leg. An experienced researcher volunteered to try to catch it with a net gun, but the wary bird could fly, and did so, making capture unsuccessful.
A net gun, above, shoots out a net with a CO2 cartridge that makes a loud bang.
A net gun, above, shoots out a net with a CO2 cartridge that makes a loud bang.
Reloading the net gun after missing the bird on the first try.
Reloading the net gun after missing the bird on the first try.
Josh trying to sneak up on the injured bird (left on the sidewalk) for another try. That attempt also failed to catch the wary bird.
Josh trying to sneak up on the injured bird (left on the sidewalk) for another try. That attempt also failed to catch the wary bird.
Observers named the bird Storm. It foraged in the park for another few weeks, hopping on the good leg. The bird then disappeared.
Observers named the bird Storm. It foraged in the park for another few weeks, hopping on the good leg. The bird then disappeared.
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