The Nene, also known as the Hawaiian Goose, is an endangered species. Introduced predators reduced the population of the state bird of Hawaii, but today the bird is protected and reintroduced to some parts of the islands. more... It is important that people do not feed Nēnēs, because that habituates them to humans and brings them in dangerous proximity to traffic and other man-made dangers. Help save the Hawaiian Goose - a fed Nene is a dead Nēnē.