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Hawaii's Endangered Birds

Marian Berger's exhibition will be on view at The Wildling Museum.

When:

  • Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event is ongoing: Until Monday, March 17, 2014

Where: Wildling Museum, 1151-B Mission Drive, Solvang, 93463

Cost: Free - $5

Age limit: Not available

Phone: 805-688-1082

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Description: Solvang, CA ~ The Wildling Museum presents a new exhibition, Hawaii’s Endangered Birds by Marian Berger. On view November 9, 2013 – March 17, 2014.

Marian Berger’s series of original watercolors was inspired by John J. Audubon’s (1785-1851) body of work documenting bird species across the United States. Audubon never made it to the Hawaiian Islands, and so this series, although done more than a century after Audubon’s work, fills that void beautifully. The exhibit will explore the artist’s inspiration, a sampling of Audubon memorabilia, and the current status of Hawaii’s native bird population. The first half of Berger’s series will be on view until January 20, 2014 and on January 29, 2014 the second set of watercolors will be unveiled.

Prior to colonization there were more than 140 native species and subspecies of birds living on the Hawaiian Islands. Now only 37 endemic species remain and 30 of those are federally listed as endangered, and many of these are critical with fewer than 500 individuals. The Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program is a collaborative effort working to protect and preserve the species that remain. The exhibition highlights these birds and the habitats they call home

Event posted Nov. 5, 2013
Last updated Dec. 9, 2013

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