Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge


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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Maui NWR Complex
PO Box 1042
Kehei, HI 96753

Phone:808-875-1582
Web: www.fws.gov/pacificislands/wnwr/mkealianwr.html
Established: 1992.
Location:Adjacent to Maalaea Bay, along the south-central coast of Maui.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, boardwalk trail.
Activities:Educational programs, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:In summer, the pond often shrinks to less than half its winter size, leaving a crust of pure crystalline salt at its margins. Kealia means "the salt-encrusted place," and Hawaiians gathered salt here for centuries.
Habitats: 700 acres of wetlands.
Access: Year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Endangered Hawaiian stilt and Hawaiian coot, wintering migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, also provides nesting ground for the endangered hawksbill turtle.

See other parks in Hawaii.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge can be found on the south shore of the island is a 700 acre reserve that boasts over 30 bird species.