Welcome to O‘ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Nonnative plants compete for space, light, water, and nutrients and nonnative birds eat food and occupy nesting areas needed by native bird species. Mosquitoes and other nonnative insects serve as vectors for lethal bird diseases such as avian malaria. Rats eat the fruit and bark of native plants; prey on birds, their eggs and nestlings; and are major predators of endangered tree snails.
O‘ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge is home to at least four species of endangered pūpū kani oe (O‘ahu tree snails); 15 endangered plant species; and many native birds; including the O‘ahu ‘elepaio, ‘i‘iwi, pueo, and native honeycreepers.
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