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Counting Kolea

Hawaii’s Pacific Golden-Plover
Pluvialis fulva
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Counting Kolea

Hawaii’s Pacific Golden-Plover
Pluvialis fulva
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Report Your Kolea

Migratory shorebirds called Kolea in Hawaii, spend summer in Alaska raising chicks, and then fly to Hawaii for the winter. The purpose of this site is to record when, where, and how many Kolea migrate to Hawaii.
If you have a Kolea in your yard or regularly see one in your neighborhood, workplace, or during your Hawaii outings, please add it to our census by filling in our forms.
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Report Your Kolea

Migratory shorebirds called Kolea in Hawaii, spend summer in Alaska raising chicks, and then fly to Hawaii for the winter. The purpose of this site is to record when, where, and how many Kolea migrate to Hawaii.
If you have a Kolea in your yard or regularly see one in your neighborhood, workplace, or during your Hawaii outings, please add it to our census by filling in our forms.
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About

Named Kolea by ancient Hawaiians, this migratory shorebird has been part of Hawaii culture for centuries. Island Kolea are alert and personable, adapting to human presence and to our grassy open spaces on which they spend their wintering season.

Life in Hawaii
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Life in Alaska
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Diet
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Injured Kolea
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Recent News

The 2019 summer had an exceptionally early arrival of Kolea in Hawaii.

The Kolea that spend winters in Hawaii and nest in Alaska are just ...

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