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!