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Moloka‘i has small populations of forest birds with limited upland refuge free from disease-carrying mosquitoes. However, at Kamakou Preserve birders can spot ‘Amakihi, ‘I‘iwi, ‘Apapane, and Oloma‘o (the rarest forest bird to observe). Visits to the refuge can be arranged by calling 808-553-5236.


Water birds may be seen at Kakahaia National Wildlife Preserve, about five miles east of Kaunakakai town. During the winter months, migratory seabirds, waterbirds and shorebirds can also be found here.


Look for Wild Turkey Crossing signs (and of course, the bird itself) in various parts of Moloka‘i.