Apr 13 , 2023
The Mokulua Islands ~ Bird Sanctuary
The Mokulua Islands (the Mokes) are not only beautiful but are particularly important for seabirds, including the wedge-tailed shearwater, red-footed booby, and brown booby. These birds use the islands as nesting sites, laying their eggs in burrows or on rocky outcroppings. The islands are also a stopover point for migratory birds, making them an important resting and feeding area.
The Mokulua Islands are part of the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary, established in 1982 to protect and preserve the native seabirds of Hawaii. It's important to remember to respect the sanctuary and its inhabitants by following rules and guidelines set in place to protect the island's fragile ecosystem. With proper management and conservation efforts, the Mokulua Islands will continue to serve as an important bird sanctuary for years to come.