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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands. Located along the south central coast of the island of Maui between the towns of Kihei and Ma'alaea, this 691-acre wetland is home to the endangered Hawaiian coot (ae'o). The refuge is adjac...
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 after its transfer from the U.S. Coast Guard, and consists of 203 acres of protected land. The Kilauea Lighthouse found on the refuge was built in 1913 as a navigational aid for commercial shipping between Hawai`i and the Orient. For 62 years it guided ships and boats safely along Kauai's rugged north shore.

Wildlife to Watch: Migratory birds such as the Pacific golden plover, seabirds such as the Laysan albatross, and Hawaii's State Bird (the nene) are some of the wildlife that use this refuge. Humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals, and spinner dolphins can also be observed here.

Special Tips: Volunteers give daily tours and are readily available to answer any questions. These wonderful people also help with the preservation of native plant species.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 203 acres 
Closest Town: Kilauea

Facilities:
RestroomsParkingVisitor CenterDrinking Water

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Nene - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Turn off the Kuhio Highway at the entrance to the town of Kilauea and follow the signs to Kilauea Lighthouse. The refuge is at the end of Lighthouse Road.

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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area