Hawai'i's Kolea: the amazing transpacific life of the Pacific golden plover.

Hawai'i's Kolea: the amazing transpacific life of the Pacific golden plover. Oscar W. Johnson, Susan Scott.
Hawai'i's Kolea: the amazing transpacific life of the Pacific golden plover.

Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, map.

With easy-to-understand, yet scientifically accurate, text and outstanding colour photographs, this book is a handy, reliable source of information for naturalists and professionals alike. Although the Pacific Golden-Plover is a member of the shore bird group, Kolea spend most of their time in land, favoring open space with short vegetation. This makes Hawai'i's cemeteries, golf courses, and backyard lawns prime real estate for these migratory birds, which have adapted remarkably well to life among humans. Each year Kolea fly thousands of miles nonstop from Alaska and return to the same spot in the Islands, whether a condominium courtyard, a busy beach park, or strip of grass in down town Honolulu.

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