Kauai albatross have landed, are laying eggs

  • Photo by Kristina McOmber / Kupu Conservation Leadership Program and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Wisdom the 67-year-old albatross and her egg are seen in December 2016. The albatross returned to Midway Atoll and started incubating an egg with her mate, Akeakamai, earlier this month.

  • Photo by Naomi Blinick / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer

    Wisdom, the 67-year-old albatross and her chick are seen last February. The albatross returned to Midway Atoll and started incubating an egg with her mate, Akeakamai, in December.

KILAUEA — Wisdom isn’t the only Laysan albatross to return to her breeding grounds for the season, though she’s the oldest known breeding bird in the wild.

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