Good environmental news: First Hawaiian “golden gooney” chick to fly soon

Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Raising Islands–Hawai’i science and environment: First Hawaiian “golden gooney” chick to fly soon.

How often do you get good environmental news?

I’m a bird geek. Or actually more of a romantic — I  shed a tear when I saw an Andean condor soaring above Machu Picchu (At that moment I was also very sore and weak with altitude sickness from hiking the Inca Trail, but still…). I also cried the first time I saw albatrosses doing their courtship ritual, which is not nearly as romantic, but was one of those things I’d first seen on some National Geographic special when I was 10.