Iiwi Tee



The 'I'iwi, or Scarlet Honeycreeper, was once among the most common birds in Hawaii. Its lipstick-red plumage brightened all of the archipelago’s major islands, and its whistles, creaks, and gurgles filled their forests from the seashore all the way up to the treeline. The bird’s fate lies in the hands of conservationists in the state who are racing to deploy habitat restoration efforts, technology breakthroughs and new conservation strategies, all in an effort to keep this iconic honeycreeper alive well into the next century.