Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge


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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 1128
Kilauea, HI 96754

Phone:808-828-1413
Fax:808-828-1414
Web: pacificislands.fws.gov/wnwr/kkilaueanwr.html
Established: 1985.
Location:On the north coast of Kauai, 1 mile north of Kilauea.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, trails, historic features.
Activities:Educational programs, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Refuge houses the historic Kilauea Lighthouse. Visitors may spot great frigatebirds, brown boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, and Laysan albatrosses. Humpback whales and dolphins can often be sighted in the water off the Point.
Habitats: 203 acres of cliffs and headlands jutting up to 200 feet above the surf.
Access: Open daily, 10am - 4pm.
Wild life: Wedge-tailed shearwaters, red-footed boobies, Hawaiian monk seals, and the endangerd nene or Hawaiian Goose, which is the state bird of Hawaii.

See other parks in Hawaii.
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Responsibilities: Smith oversees three refuges: Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, a 917-acre bird sanctuary; Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for endangered wetland birds; and 203-acre Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, which averages 500,000 visitors a year.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, located on the northern tip of the island of Kaua'i, is the only unit of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System that can boast the presence of nesting Newell's shearwaters (Puffinus auricularis newelli).
On November 27, 2003 (Thanksgiving Day), 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton of Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii, went surfing near Rock Quarry beach at the eastern end of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.