Niau Hits the Sky to the Tune of “Fly Baby Fly”

Niau, the star of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology live-streaming camera, fledged on Monday morning, July 6. After a very energetic week of hopping, wing-flapping and preening, she was prepared. Fortunately for us, the moment was captured by the diligent homeowner.

The above video shows clips taken during the one hundred and fifty-six days from Niau’s hatch to the day of her first flight. It was created by Susan Dierker, author of Albatross of Kauaʻi: The Story of Kaloakulua.


The gorgeous music “Fly Baby Fly” was written and performed by Diane Dandeneau.

Many thanks for her permission.