For your safety
The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district from the nearest town. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should also be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft.
Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway
Nēnē (Hawaiian geese) are nesting in the park and may land on or frequent park roads and parking lots. Drivers are reminded to drive at the posted speed limits and exercise caution.
Hawaiian Petrel - ʻUaʻu
The Hawaiian Petrel, also known by its Hawaiian name ʻuaʻu (pronounced oo-A-oo) is an endangered species and its largest known nesting colony is located at the top of Mount Haleakalā. For more information on the Hawaiian Petrel, click the link below for a PDF document.
Save Our Seabirds
ʻUaʻu are migratory seabirds. They fly over land at night and are believed to navigate by stars. These, and other seabirds that fly at night, sometimes become confused by lights. The seabirds fly around the lights, become tired and fall to the ground.
Here's what to do if you find a grounded seabird.
Click on the link below to see a brochure on helping these grounded seabirds.
Hawaiian Goose - Nēnē
The Hawaiian Goose, also known by it's Hawaiian name nēnē (pronounced nay-nay) is another endangered species that nests at Haleakalā. For more information on nēnē click on the link below.
Nēnē In Your Neighborhood
Nēnē are flying around neighborhoods on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i.
If you see a nēnē:
For more information, click on the link below.
Adopt A Nēnē
Want to help protect these endangered species? You can Adopt-A-Nēnē through the Friends of Haleakalā National Park, Inc. All proceeds go directly to protecting and managing endangered species. For more information go to www.fhnp.org
Did You Know?
You pass through as many ecological zones on a two hour drive to the summit of Haleakalā as you would on a journey from Mexico to Canada.