This week I teamed up with the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project in their surveying and banding efforts of the endangered Band-rumped Storm Petrel. This was my first opportunity to see and interact with my study species that I have been researching for the last two years. Not only did we encounter the storm petrels but we banded more than ever before! The average number the project surveys is about 9 in a given night and during our night banding session we surveyed and took blood samples from 40 new individuals. This is great news for the conservation of this species while also providing a rich resource that will go into researching the genetic diversity of the Kauai population. Mahalo nui to the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project and US Fish & Wildlife Service for providing this rewarding opportunity!