Manu O Kū Festival
May 8 – May 14, 2021
Manu O Kū is the Hawaiian name for the White or Fairy Tern.
The Manu O Kū is the perfect urban wildlife ambassador.
Do You Know…
Join Hui Manu O Kū for highlights from “Terns Across the Seas.” Four guest experts compare physical and behavioral traits among birds in Australia, Hawaiʻi and in between.
Look to the Manu O Kū for navigation help on the seas. Join Polynesian Voyaging Society volunteer, Darienne Dey, at water’s edge to learn how!
5/8 — Did You Know…
Makahiapo Cashman, Director of UH Manoa Ka Papa Lo’i O Kanewai, retells the story of Manu O Kū and Maui!
Whatʻs in a name? White Tern, Fairy Tern, Kākāia…Manu O Kū…
What does legend say about those black ʻeyelinerʻ rings around their eyes?
5/9 — VIDEOS on vimeo channel
From our partner organizations, learn everything you didnʻt know about Manu O Kū, native seabird of Hawaiʻi, from the experts!
These videos are in the range of 30 minutes in length, like a tv show.
5/8 — Storytime1
with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana
“Honey Girl”, the Hawaiian Monk Seal
Manu O Kū breed only on Oahu, and love to nest in city trees.
Learn how to locate nests using Apple and Google Maps, and how to join the “street team” of volunteers reporting new nests and rescuing little ones that fall out of the nest!