Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    Kīlauea Point

    Though there is no visitation at Hulēʻia National Wildlife Refuge, come visit us at Kīlauea Point!

    Kīlauea Point NWR

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    Drones Prohibited

    Launching, landing, or disturbing of wildlife by aircraft (drones) on the Refuge is prohibited.

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    Baby ‘Alae ‘ula

    When grown, this baby will have a red frontal shield, a red bill with a yellow tip, and greenish colored legs and feet.

    Hawaiian Moorhen

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    Baby Koloa Maoli

    This baby grows up to be mottled brown with a green to blue speculum, and bright orange legs and feet.

    Hawaiian Duck

  • Baby nene

    Baby Nēnē

    This baby grows up to have a black face with cream-colored cheeks and a pale gray neck streaked with black and a dark ring at the base.

    Hawaiian Goose

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.

Learn more about the NWRS