Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:35pm EST —
Fri May 30, 2014 1:35pm EDT
To learn more about these albatrosses and this project, please watch this nest live on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's AllAboutBirds.org website using the link below (allaboutbirds.org/albatross).This Laysan Albatross nest is in the yard of a private residence on the north shore of Kauai, near the town of Kilauea, Hawaii. The nest is a neat bowl of dry ironwood needles and other vegetation, placed directly on the ground. Ornamental shrubs and palms help shade the nest from the tropical sun. A neat lawn leads about 150 feet to a steep bluff over the Pacific Ocean, providing an excellent runway for the adults and, eventually, the chick, to take off. There is another Laysan Albatross nest in the same yard, about 30 feet from this one.