Kaloakulua has fledged!

Kaloakulua hatched on January 27, 2014.  Here’s some of the first footage of her, thanks to @AlbatrossCam.

Yesterday, Kaloakulua decided it was time to finally go to her home in the wind.  Mahalo to the vacationing videographers who caught her last moments on land.

Thank you to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for letting us watch her grow and to the volunteers at the Kauai Albatross Network who have been tireless camera operators and advocates for these amazing birds.  Fly, Kaloakulua, fly!  See you when you come home to Kauai in three years!


  1. Can you believe how stubby those wings once were? I’m so proud of these first-time parents, too. They did a great job, didn’t they?

    1. They did a fantastic job…so much feeding, talking, preening. Albatross are such dedicated parents. I know I’m new to the albatross party, but I have converted. I never thought I’d be a bird lover.

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