National Natural Landmarks

Makalawena Marsh

Makalawena Marsh
Makalawena Marsh

Makalawena Marsh is one of two remaining ponds on the island of Hawaii that supports a resident population of the endangered, non-migratory Hawaiian stilt, a nesting site for the Hawaiian coot, and the only known breeding site of the black-crowned night heron.

Location: Hawaii Island, HI ; Hawaii County, HI

Year designated: 1972

Acres: 165

Ownership: Private

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