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.

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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.