. . . from the Garden Isle. This web site is dedicated to sharing the beauty and wonder of the Albatross of Kauai.  The Laysan Albatross are native to Hawaii, mainly the uninhabited islands stretching to the north, known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

In the last 20 years, a small number of albatross have drifted to the south, making Kauai one of their nesting areas.  The majestic albatross with wing spans of 6 feet can be seen gliding gracefully above the rugged coastline of the north shore. Making themselves at home in residential areas, the albatross have adjusted to life in populated neighborhoods.

This site shares local observations, photos, and videos of the albatross “in residence” on the north shore of Kauai.  We have a learning guide to introduce the albatross and to answer possible questions.

We also offer a book The Majestic Albatross as well as a 15 minute video "The Albatross of Kauai". My royalties on the book and the net profit on the video are donated 100% to conservation projects which help protect the albatross and other wildlife in the area.

A new feature is a free on-line children's book, "Baby Winston", designed for 3rd and 4th graders. If helped with the text, younger children will enjoy the photos and the story of Baby Winston.

We hope you enjoy the site.

Bob and Joyce Waid