Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai, Hawaii

We visited Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge twice during our honeymoon in Hawaii. Both times we saw a ton of cool birds but the second visit netted one of our biggest target birds: Laysan Albatross.

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Tons of Tropicbirds (red-tailed and white-tailed) and Red-footed Boobies
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird

Red-tailed Tropicbirds
Red-tailed Tropicbirds

The picture below shows the Laysan Albatross “runway” where the birds launch themselves towards the ocean. Behind the grassy area in the trees is where we saw both an adult and young albatross. They looked massive even from the distance but too far for an adequate photo.
Laysan Albatross Runway

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