This Saturday, Mar. 23: Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge opens for Weekend Visitors

Ae'o (Hawaiian Stilt) Photo by Dick Daniels/Wikimedia Commons

Take in a fresh breath of air and enjoy the great outdoors this Saturday at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Kanuimanu Ponds public viewing area. There you can see migratory birds and the endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae‘o) and Hawaiian coot (‘alae ke‘oke‘o). Usually only open during the week, this rare Saturday opening will allow visitors and locals alike a chance to experience one of Maui’s natural habitats. Artist Paula Sandefur will teach about drawing wetland birds 9-11am. Then Sonny Gamponia will talk about “Wetland Wonders” 11am-noon. Visitors should check in at the visitors center and are encouraged to bring binoculars and wear appropriate sun protection clothing. 8am-3pm. Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (milepost 6 on Mokulele Highway (Highway 311); 808-875-1582; Fws.gov/kealiapond

-Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity)

Photo of Ae’o (Hawaiian Stilt): Dick Daniels/Wikimedia Commons

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Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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Marina Satoafaiga About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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