"Shortened Tour Season for 2012-2013. Unfortunately, due to unexpected staff shortages the tour season will be shortened this year. The last tour of the 2012-2013 season is scheduled for December 20, 2012. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to be back to a full tour schedule in 2013 -2014."
Recreational opportunities on James Campbell NWR are limited exclusively to wildlife viewing and photography on select portions of the Ki‘i Unit in order to protect the endangered waterbirds from human disturbance. During the nonbreeding season (October - February), guided interpretative tours are offered twice per week, beginning from the refuge’s maintenance base yard. Two kiosks and interpretative signs demark the short nature walk that is led by a dedicated crew of volunteer docents.
Birdwatchers travel from around the world for the chance to see four of the six endangered Hawaiian waterbirds as well as the bristle-thighed curlew together in one locale. This is one of the few places in the world where all five birds are accessible, making the tour of the Ki‘i Unit a must-do for dedicated birding enthusiasts and the general public alike.