From: 9:00am to 11:00am
The James Campbell Wildlife Refuge is one of the few scattered remnants of natural wetlands that still exist on O‘ahu. The Refuge is a habitat for endangered waterbirds, migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, seabirds, endangered and native plant species, endangered ‘īlioholo-i-ka-uaua (Hawaiian monk seal), and threatened honu (Hawaiian green turtle); providing increased wildlife-dependent public uses; and assisting with flood damage reduction in the local area.
Go on a guided walking tour of the Refuge located next door to Turtle Bay Resort's Arnold Palmer golf course. The refuge is home to all 4 endangered native water birds present in Hawaii. This includes the Moorhen, Coot, Stilt and Duck.In addition, it is common to see the the Kolea (Pacific golden plover), and the Bristle thighed curlew.
The tour gives an introduction and history of the Refuge, the ecological significance and about the migratory and resident species of birds and other endangered species that utilize the refuge.
What to bring: Visitors should be prepared with sun protection, comfortable shoes and binoculars if possible. We have a limited number of binoculars available but it is on a first come first serve basis.
Meeting Place: There is no need to sign up in advance - however, it's very important for participants to arrive on time. Visitors need to meet at the gate where the guides will greet them.
Cost: The tours are free
Tours are held from October 11, 2019 – February 13, 2020
- Thursdays at 4pm-6pm
- Saturdays at 9am-11am
- Tours are weather permitting. Please check the refuge website below for the current tour status.