Kauai is a refuge for some magnificent birds

Real Estate Agent with Resort and Second-Home Specialist REALTOR Broker #21673


Every year Princeville is home to dozens of Laysan Albatross couples and their chicks. Mating season begins in late November and Albatross chicks have been hatching in our neighborhood for a few weeks now.

Visitors love to walk in our area and observe these interesting birds, but often don't know how easy it is to interfere with their natural cycle. Please don't feed the birds! 

The adult birds go out to sea during the day and visitors may not realize Mom or Dad is out gathering food for the chick. Don't worry,dinner will flown in that evening and that little chick will soon grow to weigh as much or more than it's parent.

If you are in Princeville and see a nest or an adult albatross please keep your distance. Enjoy the view from about 15 feet so the birds don't feel threatened or disturbed. 

Every year chicks are in our neighborhood until they fledge beginning in July. It's one of the many things that makes our community a special place to live or visit. HA, I just saw an albatross land near its nest!

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Kathleen Luiten, REALTOR Broker                                                                         


CENTURY 21 All Islands


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Comments (9)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you for sharing. To see more about bird watching in Arizona in Patagonia 

Dec 12, 2015 01:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Beautiful albatross photo, it reminds me of the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,  written by Samuel Coleridge.  It talks about the albatross.  The word albatross is synonymous with having a burden that one carries around.  A

Dec 12, 2015 02:42 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Great picture - I think it is ALWAYS a good idea to observe wildlife from a distance.

Dec 12, 2015 04:02 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Birds are amazing, very cool to witness that near your home. Thanks for sharing, happy holidays and have a great weekend!

Dec 12, 2015 07:37 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Good heads up. Well-meaning doesn’t always mean a good outcome. What a neat thing to look forward to each year.

Dec 12, 2015 10:36 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathleen Luiten This is very beautiful birds photo in Kauai.

Dec 12, 2015 01:33 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good morning Kathleen, Thank you for the post and the photo. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:03 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kathleen what a beautiful nature scene.   This is certainly something I would love to  see, now I just have to get there one of these days.

Dec 13, 2015 09:49 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Lovely post Kathleen - what joy to be able to see these migrating birds annually!

Thanks for sharing.



Dec 14, 2015 11:22 PM