Located on Maui’s south-central coastline, the scenic wetland area encompasses about 700 acres and is home to a variety of Hawaiian water birds including the black-necked stilt and Hawaiian coot. The Refuge is the site of habitat restoration projects as well as local environmental education, bird watching, photography, and other wildlife-oriented activities. The Reserve was established in 1992 and is a natural basin for the 56-mile watershed in the West Maui Mountains. A boardwalk over the pounded areas allows close-up viewing of native Hawaiian water bird species as well as migratory water birds who come from as far away as Asia, Canada, and Alaska.