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Drove in but was closed. A bit disappointed. Large property. Wanted to see some nature away from the beach and crowds. This would of been the place. Good to see they are trying to save some of the area.
Call ahead to get the tour times. Show up, borrow binoculars (high quality, free) and follow a guide through this lovely refuge. We saw several endangered birds, learned about migrations and beak types and generally enjoyed the lovely setting. A real gem.
Definitely call before you go. It is open only on Saturday for a 90 minute guided tour at 9am. Gates close and you cannot come late. Open only when stilts and coots and moorhens are done nesting, so from about mid-October to January. Very short...More
I understand that budget cuts and retirements have taken their toll on Hawaii refuges and we noticed it. We stopped off on an independent birding tour and saw a few birds from the roadway. It is great that the refuge exists and the they have...More