The Albatross of Kaua'i by Bob Waid

  "Although they are wild seabirds, the Laysan Albatross are comfortable in the inhabited neighborhoods of the north shore of Kauai.  This site is dedicated to teaching about these magnificent birds we are privileged to see as we go about our daily routines." - Bob Waid, Naples, Florida, USA.

The 15- minute video shows the life cycle of young albatross chicks located in residential neighbourhoods on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.  The video shows the mating dance and social interaction of the adults, as well as the actual hatching of an egg and the emergence of a new chick.  The video culminates with the fledging of two chicks, their first flight leaving land to live on the open ocean for three to four years.


Waid, Robert 2005.  The Majestic Albatross. Images of Kauai's Beloved Seabirds.  Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 51 pp.

Waid, Robert & Waid, Joyce 2010.   Baby Winston.  55 pp.  On-line at

Updated 05 May 2020

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