Guided Walks at Kealia Pond NWR

It is migratory bird season at the pond and that means it is the best time for seeing a diversity of birds at the refuge. The walks start at the visitors’ center that is next to Mokulele Highway every Tuesday¬† at 9 AM until March of 2019. Bad weather (is there such a thing on Maui??) and pond water levels may cause cancellation. You can call (808)875-1582 to confirm.

Viewing birds out by the ponds. Note the shoes and hats!

These walks are led by experienced refuge staff. You’ll learn how to identify the refuges’ resident and migratory birds and about their life history.¬† It can get hot and sunny out there so remember your water, sun protection. Close toed shoes are recommended as are binoculars or a camera with a telephoto lens.

Protip: If it has rained in the area recently, expect the trails around the pond to be super muddy. There is a shoe scraper at the shelter by at the end of the paved road, but you will not get all the mud off. Bring a bucket or bag for your shoes and clean shoes to change into after the walk.