Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 50167
Honolulu, HI 96850

Phone:808-674-8237
Web: www.fws.gov/midway
Established: In 1988 Midway became a NWR, subject to the U.S. Navy. In 1996, after the navy closed the facility, custody and accountability transferred to the Department of the Interior.
Location:North-central Pacific Ocean, about 1,150 miles northwest of Honolulu.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trail, historic features.
Activities:Boaitng, fishing, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:One of the most remote coral atolls in the world, Miday also has a fascinating history. It was the last link in a global telegraph system, inaugurated by a message from President Teddy Roosevelt on the fourth of July 1903; served as a landing site for Pan Am Clippers enroute across the Pacific Ocean in the late 1930s; and was the focus of a 1942 battle that changed the tide of war in the Pacific.
Habitats: 296,819 acres of ocean and three flat coral islands totaling about 1,549 acres.
Access: Because of Midway Atoll's remote location in the middle of the north Pacific Ocean, it can only be accessed by air or sea under a special-use permit system. Permits may be obtained by contacting the Midway Phoenix Corp.
Wild life: Laysan albatross, red-tailed noddies, white terns, also Hawaiian monk seals (endangered), green sea turtles (threatened), and Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

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Translocation has been used successfully to create new populations of many imperiled island birds, including Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) now thriving at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is a 2 1/2-hour flight from Honolulu.
Department of Interior to be managed as the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
Could we possibly work at the big Laysan albatross colony on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands?
Geological Survey (USGS) developed a partnership to translocate these ducks to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.