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Kawai‘ele Waterbird Sanctuary, Kekaha

4.3
#6 of 6 in Parks in Kekaha
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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4.3
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  • Peaceful, out of the way nature preserve with ponds. We saw Ne Ne (native goose) families, Common Moorhen, Hawaiian Stilt, Coot, and Black Tilapia (guarding their pond nests). There are some kiosks.....  more
    Peaceful, out of the way nature preserve with ponds. We saw Ne Ne (native goose) families, Common Moorhen, Hawaiian Stilt, Coot, and Black Tilapia (guarding their pond nests). There are some kiosks.....  more »
  • Stumbled upon this after visiting Kekaha beach. Delightful place to see birds and appreciate all of the work volunteers did to reinstate this natural habitat. 
    Stumbled upon this after visiting Kekaha beach. Delightful place to see birds and appreciate all of the work volunteers did to reinstate this natural habitat.  more »
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  • This was such a peaceful spot off the beaten track. I had about an hour here around 8 - 9 in the morning with no other people around. I sat, meditated, listened to the rich symphony of bird calls, and observed the social dynamics of one specific type of bird (I don’t know the name!). Would love to come back with a good pair of binoculars. This is not a hiking area, there’s just a short walk. But great if you love birds or want a safe place for some solitude and contemplation in nature.
  • Easy to pass by and ignore, but stop and take a walk. Lots of birds of course but some will get really close and dive bomb you - kind of fun really. The ae’o birds were dive bombing us almost as soon as we came into the park but quickly ignored us. Overall very glad we stopped and took a walk.

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