Kaua`i is one of the only easily-accessible places in the world where people of any physical ability can witness Laysan albatross in person.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge PLEASE NOTE KPNWR WILL BE CLOSED JANUARY-APRIL, 2016 FOR STRUCTURAL WORK. You can still see birds in flight from the overlook at the entrance.
When open, KPNWR provides an ideal opportunity to watch the magnificent birds gliding by at close range. They can also be seen courting and nesting on a hillside about 100 yards away.
Entry fee $5
For visitors needing assistance, free cart rides are available from parking lot: ask at fee booth.
Peak albatross viewing January-March
Shoulder months late November-December and early April
Coincides with humpback whale season
Free binoculars on loan at visitor center
Open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays
Other native bird species at KPNWR, depending on season: red-footed booby, great frigatebird, Hawaiian goose (nēnē), wedge-tailed shearwater, white-tailed tropicbird, red-tailed tropicbird