Pouhala Marsh

Target Birds: wintering waterfowl/shorebirds

Pouhala Marsh is a small impoundment located near Honouliuli. The shallow impoundment is mostly void of vegetation and is ideal for shorebirds.

Directions:

Pouhala Marsh is just west of Waipahu Depot St. To reach the marsh from Honolulu, take H1 west and take exit 5A (76 South Ewa). After .6 miles take a left at a stop light onto Farington Highway. Continue on Farrington Highway for 1.4 miles and take a right onto Waipahu Depot St. After .25 miles park on your right near some concrete barriers. Walk across the old bridge and out along a dirt road. The marsh will be on your left. To view the canal, from your initial parking spot, continue along Waipahu Depot St for .2 miles and park in a dirt parking lot on your right. This allows for a good view of the canal.

Pouhala Marsh Overview: Blue (parking), Yellow (walking)

Pouhala Marsh Overview: Blue (parking), Yellow (walking)

Parking spot for access to Pouhala

Parking spot for access to Pouhala

After parking, cross the bridge

After parking, cross the bridge

Walk along the dirt road, the impoundment will be on the left

Walk along the dirt road, the impoundment will be on the left

Sign at the second parking area

Sign at the second parking area

Canal

Canal

Birds:

Pouhala has the potential to produce interesting waterfowl and shorebirds during migration and the winter months. The impoundment can hold upwards of 200 Black-necked Stilts along with Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, and Pacific Golden Plovers. The canal sometimes holds interesting waterfowl.

"Hawaiian" Black-necked Stilt

“Hawaiian” Black-necked Stilt

Hawaiian Coot

Hawaiian Coot