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    Refuge seeks input on Hawaiian petrel

    Future home of Hawaiian Petrels at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

    Draft Environmental Assessment

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    Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

    Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the Kaua‘i NWR complex.

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    Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuge

    Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Kaua‘i NWR complex.

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    Ruddy Turnstone

    This bird uses its strong neck and bill to turn over stones in search of prey.

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  • Tattler

    Wandering Tattler

    Their name is derived from their habit of giving a series of high, clear, alarm whistles at the approach of any perceived danger.

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About Kilauea Point

Welcome to Kīlauea Point

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Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge’s dramatic backdrop of steep cliffs plunging to the ocean is one of the best places on the main Hawaiian Islands to view wildlife, and is also home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds found in Hawai'i. Visitors also have a chance to view spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawai‘i’s state bird - the nēnē or endangered Hawaiian goose. For information about Lighthouse Tours go to Plan Your Visit below!

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Kaua'i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, located on the oldest island of Hawaii, consists of 3 refuges which provide extremely valuable habitat for wildlife.

Kīlauea Point is managed as part of the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — A Nene at Kilauea Point., HA petrel fence ©Jessican Behnke-Pacific Rim Conservation
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2015
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