The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is on the grounds of the old Kilauea Point Lighthouse. For more info, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. Kilauea Point The lighthouse was commissioned in 1913. It recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the completion of renovations and a ceremonial renaming after the late Hawaiian Senator, Daniel K. Inouye. The lighthouse is not currently open for tours, but they hope to open it in the future. Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse At the time of its commissioning, it the huge clamshell Fresnel lens was the largest of its type. Original 7000 lb. clamshell Fresnel lens The Wildlife Refuge is primarily a bird sanctuary. My BIF skills were insufficient to task of documenting what we saw, but here are the best of the bunch... The rarest goose in the world, the Hawaiian Nēnē (Population in the thousands) Bored and indifferent to the tourists The red-footed booby, or 'A Koa‘e ‘ula (red-tailed tropicbird) Red-crested cardinal (cross-posted in the Birds thread) There were many more birds, in great numbers. We saw several Laysan albatrosses, a great frigatebird, and others I cannot identify. They were swooping along the cliffs, but they darted in and out rapidly. I finally stopped taking photos of blurred shapes and empty air and switched from camera to eyeballs. If you enjoy birds, lighthouses and striking panoramas, it is definitely worth a few hours of your time on the Garden Isle.