Native Seabirds



Our rehabilitation facility is currently under renovation. 

If you find a downed seabird, contact Hawaii Wildlife Center or Department of Land and Natural Resources to find drop off sites on Oahu.

The Sea Life Park Seabird Rehabilitation Facility was born out of a community need in the early 1970s and fostered through a labor of love with support from Park staff and volunteers since.

When renovations are completed, the facility will be equipped to receive injured seabirds 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




The focus of our rehabilitation facility has been on healing native seabird populations and educating the public on the signs to look for in distressed seabirds.

Federally protected Wedge-tailed and Newell’s shearwater chicks are particularly vulnerable when the young chicks leave the nest for the first time.  The Park has assisted hundreds of seabirds during these peak months alone with a highly successful release rate.






In one season alone, Sea Life Park Hawaii took in, rehabilitated, and released over 800 sea birds and since 2005, over 5,000 seabirds have been rescued and released. Birds that are unable to be released may be provided with a home at the Park’s Seabird Sanctuary.

The Seabird Sanctuary is in the heart of the Sea Life Park campus.




In this 500 square foot enclosure, you will find a place of refuge for injured Hawaiian seabirds that, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), are not able to be returned to the wild.

Here they can live out the remainder of their lives, well cared for and protected in this sanctuary.

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