A woman with a braid in her hair looking through binoculars at a scrubby landscape

Each year, thousands of migratory birds use Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for nesting, foraging, or resting. Those birds include Laysan albatross, red-footed boobies, brown boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, great frigatebirds, wedge-tailed shearwaters, and Pacific golden plovers. The best spot to view is right on the peninsula that is Kīlauea Point. See our list of seasonal visitors on the "Species" page.