In spite of the fact that Hawaii's birds are presently threatened by habitat destruction, global warming and ever-increasing levels of pollution, it seems that the little fellows are much more resilient than one would anticipate just by looking at them.
Just recently, three Hawaiian bird species that biologists presumed to be extinct were spotted in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.
The Hawaii Creeper, Akepa and Akiapola'au seem to have found ways to elude several environmental threats and carry on with their chirping lives.
Those who rediscovered these birds are gladdened by the thought that perhaps some other species we believe to be completely gone are just in hiding.
The director of US's Geological Survey explained how “The observation of three endangered species possibly expanding their range in a wildlife refuge gives us hope that with some care, the road to extinction need not be a one-way street.”