Manu O Kū is the Hawaiian name for the White or Fairy Tern.
In Hawaiian, manu means bird and Kū refers to one of the four great Hawaiian gods.
These small seabirds are found across the tropical oceans of the world, and on the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Here on Oahu, they thrive and raise their young only on southern O‘ahu. In 2007, the City and County of Honolulu designated the Manu O Kū the city’s official bird. The Manu O Kū is the perfect urban wildlife ambassador.