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Wildlife & Refuge

The second you step foot onto Princeville Makai Golf Club you will notice an ambundance of wildlife on and around our expansive property. 

Here at Princeville Makai Golf Club, there are five species we take particular pride in harboring.

1. A day does not go by when you don’t see our State bird, the Nene (Branta sandvicensis), take refuge all throughout our expansive property. Local U.S. Fish and Wildlife experts regularly work with our staff by surveying and supporting any of the birds needs.  Their most recent Nene survey confirmed Princeville Makai Golf Club is now home to over 20% of the entire Nene population.
2. We also have breeding pairs of Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), also known as Mōlī, that nest on the golf course. We take special care to block off the area and reduce disturbance so that these birds can continue to successfully raise young.

3. Our serene freshwater lakes on the front and back nine are home to a pairs of the endangered Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana), also known as the Koloa Maoli,

4. Occasionally on the banks of our freshwater lakes one might spot the endangered Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), also known as the aeʻo.

5. There are frequent guest sightings on our third hole of the Hawaiian Gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis), also known as the `alae `ula.