It has been a year since the state began removing then endangered Nene from the area near the airport on Kauai.
We were told that there was one close call of a Hawaiian goose getting clipped by an aircraft.
State workers had to remove 300 Nene in the Kauai airport area and put them in a holding area to make sure they are free of disease.
You can see the wire put up here as an enclosure for the Nene.
The birds are being transplanted to Maui and the Big Island.
The Nene and other birds have also caused trouble for taro farmers on Kauai.
The Federal Wildlife Refuge estimates the taro industry will lose half a million pounds of taro this year because water birds, like the Nene, are eating their taro crops and their profits.
The wildlife refuge offers reduced rent to the farmers to stay in the area. But, some farmers are considering moving out if a solution is not found.
Farmers say they lost 250,000 pounds in taro production last year.
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