We are very fortunate to have access to some extremely beautiful land for our tours.
Our private waterfalls border the Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge – a sanctuary for endangered wetland bird species.
As lovers of nature and the great outdoors, we are very proud to be able to donate a portion of the proceeds from every tour we sell, back to our neighbors at the Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge.
HULE’IA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The 241-acres that now make up the Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge were once used to commercially farm crops such as taro and rice. However, in 1973, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service purchased this land from the Grove Farm Corporation and converted it into a wildlife refuge to provide important nesting and feeding sites for endangered birds.
The Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge is now home to at least 31 species of birds – 5 of which are endangered and found only in Hawai’i. The endangered birds that make their home in the lush Hule’ia Valley include the: Ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt), ‘Alae ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian coot), ‘Alae ‘ula (Hawaiian moorhen), Nēnē (Hawaiian goose), and Koloa Maoli (Hawaiian duck).
Left: Ae’o, Right: Alae ‘ula”