What Kind of Wildlife Will I See on the Island of Kauai?

Koloa Landing® Resort is located on the breathtaking tropical island of Kauai, which is home to a great number of creatures you could spy during your stay. Built on 25 lush acres, Koloa Landing® is situated on the sunny South Shore of Kauai, making it an ideal place to see some of Hawaii’s famous marine life, tropical birds, feral animals, and even some of the island’s endangered wildlife. There are many activities to keep you busy during your stay on Kauai, giving you a number of opportunities to see some of the island’s magnificent creatures.

Sneaking a Peek at the Beautiful Marine Life

Kauai offers a great number of marine activities, such as whale watching tours, canoe, and kayak rentals, and fishing and the resort’s own Koloa Landing® Beach Club has surfboard and snorkel set rentals that could keep you busy in the turquoise waters off Kauai for days. Or if you’d rather rent a beach chair and soak up the rays on the golden sands of Poipu Beach, you could still catch a glimpse of some incredible sea life. This includes sea turtles and monk seals, as well as numerous species of dolphins and whales, such as:

  • Blue whales
  • Killer whales
  • Sperm whales
  • Pilot whales
  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Striped dolphins

The Magnificent Birds of Kauai

Many incredible birds call Kauai home, including native songbirds, tropical birds, and the island’s infamous hordes of wild chickens. The feral chickens were likely once bred and raised for food, but today they roam the entire island freely, giving tourists a show with their vibrant plumage and distinctive crowing.

Along with the wild chickens, Kauai is also host to a great variety of birds, including the Nene goose—the state bird of Hawaii—and over 80 different species of tropical birds that nest on the island, including forest birds and songbirds.

Spotting Endangered and Feral Wildlife

If you happen to spot a sea turtle, monk seal, or humpback whale on your marine excursions in Kauai, you can count yourself lucky, as all three of these creatures are on the list of endangered species. Another of Kauai’s creatures, the Hawaiian hoary bat, is also an endangered species that calls the island home.

Along with the rare and endangered species that live here, there are also a number of feral animals you might see biking through Waimea Canyon, hiking to the top of the cliff at Napali Coast State Park, or wandering through one of the many forest reserves. This includes the feral cats, dogs, goats, cattle, and pigs, but there are also domestic goats to see, wild boar, and a couple species of deer that make their home on the island.

Koloa Landing® Resort offers a great number of activities to keep you busy during your stay in one of our gorgeous Kauai beach villas as well as a number of relaxing indulgences, and at any given time you’re liable to see some of the island’s incredible wildlife.

 

2017-02-24T18:56:31+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Kauai Activities|

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