Learn all about Palila—Mauna Kea's famous feathery inhabitant.
Not many people are familiar with what a Palila is and why they are worth saving. That’s because these rare birds live in remote and rugged terrain that few people ever visit. Watch this 30-second Public Service Announcement to learn all about them.
Palila are only found on the southwestern slope of Mauna Kea between 6,000 – 10,000 feet elevation—an area less than 5% of their historical range. They used to live on Hualālai, Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea.