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Kealia Pond Refuge Visitor Center Temporarily Closed

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Hawaiian stilts. Photo courtesy DLNR.

Hawaiian stilts. File photo courtesy DLNR.

By Maui Now Staff

The the Visitor Center at the Maui National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters at Keālia Pond will be temporarily closed until further notice due to mechanical problems with an air conditioning unit.

Refuge officials say visitors can still access the bird viewing area at the refuge with viewing available Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  The refuge is closed Friday to Sunday, and all federal holidays.

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The Keālia Coastal Boardwalk is also open and accessible seven days a week from sunrise until 7 p.m., with bird viewing opportunities.

The two locations are frequented by visitors wanting to catch a glimpse of Hawaiian wetland birds, and nesting activities of Hawaiian stilts and coots in their natural habitat.

The Refuge is located at Mile 6 of the Mokulele Highway in Kīhei; and the Keālia Coastal Boardwalk is located on North Kīhei Road between Kīhei and Māʻalaea.

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