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“Take bug spray”

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #11 of 70 things to do in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

There are two parts to this - the boardwalk along the shore, and the office and ponds on the other side of the big pond. If you're a birder, you'll see lots of birds. For the ponds near the info center -you'll need bug spray. Trust me.

3  Thank Guidosmom2014
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Boardwalk along Kealia Pond with narrative displays about wildlife and importance to Maui and other islands.

Thank c b
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The place is nice, and we actually saw a lot of birds but when we've been there actually there was no one to ask information. You'll have to walk to the pond to see the birds from the information centre. We've been in Maui three times, and we went there the last day of uore third time on the isle, so actually this is not the first thing to do that I'll reccomand to do.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you like birds, you have to visit the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge! This place has the most number of Hawaiian Stilts and Coots in the state. The Visitor's Center has a lot of information about endangered birds. We did not go on the boardwalk, which is on the other side of the highway. To see the most birds, you have to go past the Visitor's Center to the ponds in the back.

2  Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Kealia Pond is a flat, dry, desolate looking place most of the year. When the rains come and it fills with shallow water, it teams with birds of many varieties. Bring your camera as it is a treat to capture their images as they forage for food. The State of Hawaii has built a boardwalk that extends for about 1/4 mile and there is usually a parking place. It is quite relaxing to watch the wildlife while you hear waves crashing on nearby Sugar Beach.

2  Thank Larry A
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