Finally seabirds sing thanks that Palmyra has never supported a community of Pacific Island people, and was only briefly occupied during World War II. On other islands, seabirds, defrocked and flightless after their molts, suffer at the hands of humans stuffing them into sacks for dinner;
booby chicks, born naked and vulnerable also become victims. On those islands, human's pigs, cats, and rats have decimated the ground nesters: masked boobies, tropicbirds, and sooty terns.
On Palmyra, the fishing birds find an abundandance of giant reef fish because Palmyra has not been over fished. The larger seabirds with wide-spaced eyes are free of the horror stories of death in the thousands by telephone pole and wire, as well as military antenna guidewires.
Birds, were they capable of avian philosophy, would muse how human behavior on Palmyra reflects a high level of consciousness. They will note that human behavior on a wildlife refuge is based on absolute attentiveness to, and honoring of animal needs. They might even note the positive effect
on human mental health when attention is shifted toward the needs of other species.