Visit the Bird Sanctuary for a Hummingbird banding demonstration

This will be a great event to learn about hummingbirds, and hopefully see them up close!

Photo by Bethany Bohlen, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station.
Photo by Bethany Bohlen, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station.

Augusta, Mich. — Join bird-banding experts Brenda and Rich Keith from the Kalamazoo River Valley Bird Observatory for a Hummingbird Banding Demonstration, at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary (KBS), on Aug. 21. This will be a great event to learn about hummingbirds, and hopefully see them up close!

Hummingbird banding takes a great deal of skill, and we are lucky to have Brenda Keith, who is one of the only hummingbird banders in Michigan, leading this event. A banding demonstration will take place in the Sanctuary’s pollinator garden, accompanied by an informational slideshow in the auditorium on the research and data collected through hummingbird banding.

The program will be held at the Sanctuary from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $5/adult, $4/student or senior, and $3/child. The cost for non-members is $7/adult, $6/student or senior, and $5/child. No registration is required.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Avenue, one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit the KBS Bird Sanctuary website, or email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, or call (269) 671-2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate with us our legacy of conservation as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Bethany Bohlen, Communications Coordinator, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu

(269) 671-2015


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