The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is a federally protected peninsula on the north shore of Kauai. It protects a variety of seabirds, some of which nest on the cliffs surrounding the peninsula. The Kilauea wildlife refuge is one of the easiest places in the United States to see wild seabirds.
Red-footed Boobies, Brown Boobies, Laysan Albatross, and Great Frigatebirds are regulars here, as are the resident Hawaiian Geese. In this photo, a Great Frigatebird navigates the churning waves below the cliffs, waiting to steal fish from other seabirds.
While the Kilauea WIldlife Refuge is great for birding, the panoramic view of the ocean, the historic lighthouse, and the chance to see whales and dolphins is as much a reward as the birds.
The refuge is a ten-minute drive from Hanalei and Princeville.