I recently painted this Alala as part of my ongoing series of Hawaiian endangered bird series. Today, I saw that the Alala, which have been part of the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program (HEBCP) at the San Diego Zoo, is being released into the wild! This bird holds special meaning for the Hawaiian people. It is said to lead souls to their final resting place.
This Alala continues a series of paintings of endangered Hawaiian birds that I have been painting over the last couple of years.
Merchandise printed from my original watercolors are sold at the Hawaii Wildlife Center on the Big Island to help support the center.
I will also donate 10% of proceeds to Hawaii Wildlife Center for sale of printed merchandise from my shop. To help celebrate the Alala reintroduction to the wild, please shop for a print, tote bag or other items.