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Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
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Air view of Kanaha Pond
Location Maui, Hawaiʻi
Area 143 acres (58 ha)
Established 1951
Designated: June 1971

Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary is a 143-acre (58 ha) wetland in Maui, Hawaii. This waterfowl sanctuary attracts two endangered Hawaiian bird species, the Hawaiian coot (ʻalae, ʻalae keʻokeʻo) (Fulica alai) and the Hawaiian stilt (aeʻo) (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Kanaha Pond was designated a state sanctuary in 1951 and a National Natural Landmark in 1971. The site has hosted numerous vagrant birds, including Gray-tailed Tattler and Belted Kingfisher, as well as Hawaii's first record of Black-tailed Godwit.

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