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. 

  • Spring

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    Shorebirds, like the Pacific golden plover return to their arctic breeding grounds in the spring. 

  • Winter


    Thousands of migratory seabirds use Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for nesting, foraging, or resting.