The Largest Tropical Seabird Rookery in the World

Critical seabird refuge and rookeryPapahānaumokuākea is home to more than 14 million birds living seasonally in what is collectively the largest tropical seabird rookery in the world. Twenty-one species of tropical and subtropical seabirds breed in Papahānaumokuākea. Virtually all of the world’s entire populations of Laysan Albatross and Black-footed Albatross live there, as well as populations of global significance of Red-tailed Tropicbirds, Bonin Petrels, Tristram’s Storm-Petrels, and White Terns.