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A Perfect Day for an Albatross
Published by Cornell Lab Publishing Group

First in a new children's series from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group and award-winning author and artist, Caren Loebel-Fried, A Perfect Day for an Albatross sweeps you into an albatross’s world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings. Set on Midway Atoll, where 72 percent of the world’s Laysan Albatrosses make their nests, Malie, an albatross, must protect her egg until her mate returns. Join Malie as she dances, hunts, and soars over the ocean swells.

A Perfect Day for an Albatross is compatible with Bird QR for streaming sounds, video, and other content. Back matter includes a Bird QR link to watch live albatrosses on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology HD cam in Hawai'i.

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Also available now for free download:
Educators Guide from Cornell Lab of Ornithology!

Art for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

This piece of art was created by Caren Loebel-Fried for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge to educate about its wildlife, its beautiful and historic lighthouse, and the Hawaiian cultural connection with this Kauai treasure. To learn more about Kilauea Point, and the work that USFWS is doing there, click here:

To learn about Kilauea Point Natural History Association, the non-profit organization that works closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service team to support conservation, education, and preservation efforts for the precious wildlife of Kaua‘i, click here:

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Art for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle for Midway National Monument

This piece of art was created by Caren Loebel-Fried for the USFWS to celebrate and support Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, the Battle of Midway Memorial, and the deep Hawaiian roots throughout Papahanaumokuakea, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

To learn more about Midway Atoll, the wildlife, the Battle at Midway, and the work that USFWS is doing there, click here.

Caren observed Wisdom the laysan albatross while on Midway. Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird (over 64 years old) who is still laying eggs and raising chicks, was nesting in front of the room where Caren stayed. Wisdom is a great inspiration! Click here for info on Wisdom.

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Ka Manu ‘O’o, educational art about extinct species in Hawai’i. This art features the beautiful Hawai’i ‘O’o and was created for Conservation Council for Hawai?i, for an educational poster distributed to all schools in Hawai?i.

For information about Conservation for Hawai’i, please click here:

USFWS Passport Stamps

Drawings for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for new Passport Stamps for the 26 Pacific Remote Refuges and Monuments

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Ho`ailona, Hawaiian Monk Seal

Art work commissioned by the Conservation Council for Hawai'i’s annual wildlife poster, which will be distributed to all schools throughout the Hawaiian Islands in the Spring of 2014. Endemic to Hawai'i, the monk seal is the most endangered mammal in the world, with only about 1000 individuals left in Hawai'i. Learn More!

Conservation Council for Hawai’i:

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Proceeds from sales of this print go to CCH and protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

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