In accordance with the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, one of the most important management functions at Hulē‘ia NWR is to provide habitat that meets the life history requirement needs of the five endangered water birds, with an emphasis on the kaola maoli. We accomplish this goal by:
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A face only a mother could love. Prominent in Hawaiian mythology, the coot can be recognized by its white bill and frontal shield, which contrast with its dark body.