|Wisdom feeds her chick in March of 2011 © W.Sentman|
Today Wisdom is at least 65 years old (she was banded as an unknown age adult). She is currently with her mate on Sand Island, at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge incubating an egg! Yes that is correct Wisdom is still producing chicks at 65 years old.
If all goes well Wisdom and her mate's egg should be hatching as I post this. Stay tune for updates from the USFWS that should be announcing when the chick does hatch. Also, there is a contest to name Wisdom's mate with the winning name to be made public soon. Watch @Hawaiireef on Twitter.
You can also help Wisdom and her many progeny by adopting an Albatross chick from Midway Atoll through the Oceanic Society. Funds from your adoption go to support seabird habitat conservation on Midway, and marine plastic pollution awareness. This program is conducted in partnership with the Friends of Midway Atoll and the Kure Atoll Conservancy. In addition to Wisdom and her family, over 70% of the world's Laysan Albatross population call Midway home. There are few better ways to support the conservation of albatross than by making that the world's largest albatross colony has the proper habitat available on their breeding sites.
|Outplanting native bunch grass at Midway 2015|