Seasons of Wildlife
Laysan albatrosses, red-footed boobies, brown boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, great frigatebirds, and wedge-tailed shearwaters all visit the refuge. Some birds, such as the great frigatebird (pictured above), can be seen all year round at the refuge.
Shorebirds, like the Pacific golden plover return to their arctic breeding grounds in the spring.
Thousands of migratory seabirds use Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for nesting, foraging, or resting.