Port Allen Airport Seawatch

21.89254 , -159.60284

United States Of America

Great seawatching location for Hawaiian endemic breeding seabirds, widespread breeders, and migrants alike. Bring a scope!

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Coordinates were set by Adrian Burke : 21.8925/-159.6028 (2022-09-13 05:28:13 )

Site name was set by Adrian Burke as "Port Allen Airport Seawatch" (2022-09-13 05:28:13 )

Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:40:04
Great seawatching location for Hawaiian endemic breeding seabirds, widespread breeders, and migrants alike. Bring a scope!
Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:34:48
Great seawatching location for Hawaiian endemic breeding seabirds, widespread breeders, and migrants alike.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana)
South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)
Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)
Black Noddy (Anous minutus)
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)
Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates castro)
Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis)
Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica)
Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea)
Newell's Shearwater (Puffinus newelli)
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor)
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)

White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:41:22)

Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:33:44)

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:33:29)

Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:33:13)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:33:00)

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:32:24)

South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:32:12)

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:32:00)

Black Noddy (Anous minutus) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:31:29)

Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:30:59)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:30:50)

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:30:28)

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:29:42)

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:29:24)

Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:29:14)

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates castro) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:28:57)

Newell's Shearwater (Puffinus newelli) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:28:43)

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) was added by Adrian Burke (2022-09-13 05:28:33)

Evening (hour or so before sunset until 20 minutes after sunset) for endemic breeders during the breeding season (April-October). Whenever there are winds with a southerly component year-round. Scope basically required for most birds, although during peak season you will probably be able to see some Newell's Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels amongst the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters with binoculars just after sunset. Great idea to visit Salt Pond Beach Park ponds for shorebirds/waterbirds before a seawatch here.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:42
Evening (hour or so before sunset until 20 minutes after sunset) for endemic breeders during the breeding season (April-October). Whenever there are winds with a southerly component year-round. Scope basically required for most birds, although during peak season you will probably be able to see some Newell's Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels amongst the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters with binoculars just after sunset. Great idea to visit Salt Pond Beach Park ponds for shorebirds/waterbirds before a seawatch here.
Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:40
Evening (hour or so before sunset until 20 minutes after sunset) for endemic breeders during the breeding season (April-October). Whenever there are winds with a southerly component year-round. Scope basically required for most birds, although during peak season you will probably be able to see some Newell's Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels amongst the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters with binoculars just after sunset.
Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:36
Evening (hour or so before sunset until 20 minutes after sunset) for endemic breeders during the breeding season (April-October). Whenever there are winds with a southerly component year-round.

Park by the curve in the road at Lele Rd/Kuiloko Rd and walk/bike in past the boulders from here. Pick any spot you like as far south as you can get around Puolo Point (probably best further west past the eBird hotspot pin and just a bit east from the sign/structure at the point). Perhaps bring a cushion to sit down and use the beach naupaka bushes to block the wind.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:38
Park by the curve in the road at Lele Rd/Kuiloko Rd and walk/bike in past the boulders from here. Pick any spot you like as far south as you can get around Puolo Point (probably best further west past the eBird hotspot pin and just a bit east from the sign/structure at the point). Perhaps bring a cushion to sit down and use the beach naupaka bushes to block the wind.

Vehicles now blocked from entering the area by boulders, so you must walk or bike in (5-15 minute walk from parking spot to seawatching site).

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:39
Vehicles now blocked from entering the area by boulders, so you must walk or bike in (5-15 minute walk from parking spot to seawatching site).

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:39
None.

Beware of leaving valuables visible in car.

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Edited by Adrian Burke on 2022-09-13 05:39
Beware of leaving valuables visible in car.
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