Moku Manu

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Moku Manu
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Moku Manu from the air
Moku Manu is located in Hawaii
Moku Manu
Moku Manu
Moku Manu within Hawaii
Etymology "Bird Island" in Hawaiian
Location Pacific Ocean
Highest elevation 202 ft (61.6 m)
United States
Population 0

Moku Manu, or "Bird Island" in the Hawaiian language, is an offshore islet of Oahu, three-quarters of a mile off Mokapu Peninsula. Moku Manu and an adjacent small islet are connected by an underwater dike. The island was formed from debris flung from a vent of the nearby Kailua Volcano. Its highest point is 202 feet (62 m) high, bordered by near-vertical cliffs on many sides. Moku Manu is protected as a state seabird sanctuary like its neighbors to the south, Manana, Kāohikaipu, and Mōkōlea Rock. Regardless, landing by boat is nearly impossible due to the lack of a safe beach.

Moku Manu's isolated nature makes it an excellent nesting site. Eleven species of seabirds nest on Moku Manu, along with several migrating shorebirds.

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Coordinates: 21°28′12″N 157°43′12″W / 21.47000°N 157.72000°W / 21.47000; -157.72000