HCA Free Public Lecture
Feathered Treasures: Hawai‘i’s Forest Birds – Past, Present and Future
Big Island photographer and wildlife biologist Jack Jeffrey, is intimately familiar with Hawai‘i’s hidden valleys, remote rainforests, and rare birds. He brings to his photographic images the knowledge from over 35 years of observation and study of Hawai‘i’s endemic forest birds. Jack combines a naturalist’s curiosity with a photographer’s patience and technical skill to produce beautiful photographs that have played a key role in protecting Hawai‘i’s endangered species and their island habitats. Recently retired as senior wildlife biologist at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island, Jack is recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious National Sierra Club Ansel Adams’ Award for Conservation Photography, Hawai‘i Audubon Society Conservationist of the Year Award, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Employee of the Year Award and Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award, and The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i Kako‘o ‘Āina Award. He is co-author of several books and his photographs have been featured in numerous local, national, and international magazines, books and calendars.