hawaiian stilt common gallinule or alae ula at hokuala
juvenile black crowned night heron at hokuala common gallinule or alae ula at hokuala

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Wildlife Sanctuary

Hōkūala is a birdwatcher's paradise with its lush gardens, golf course, and lagoons creating the perfect sanctuary for Kaua‘i’s special feathered 'Ohana which includes nene, koloa, ʻalaeʻula, ʻalae keʻokeʻo, and aeʻo. These endangered waterbirds are federally protected and managed under the Habitat Conservation Program (HCP).

Owners and guests are able to take part in a Bird and Wildlife Tour with Hōkūala’s Naturalist, Alan Silva, who has been working with and around the Hokuala property for over 35 years. On tour, it is not uncommon to see all 5 of the endangered species that inhabit Hokuala as well as 15-20 of the non-native variety. With a bit of luck, Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, and the pueo (Hawaiian short-eared owl) may also be seen.