Visit the Bird Sanctuary for a morning guided birding walk

Spend an autumn morning birdwatching on an expert-led walk through the Sanctuary’s picturesque trails during peak fall migration times.

September 26, 2018 - Author: Blaire Bohlen

Birds & coffee.
Photo by Larry Burdick.

Augusta, Mich. — Add spending more time in nature to your to-do list this fall at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Spend an autumn morning birdwatching on an expert-led walk through the Sanctuary’s picturesque trails during peak fall migration times.

The Sanctuary hosts Birds & Coffee Walks year-round on the second Wednesday of each month. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely birding stroll led by Sanctuary staff to locate and identify the many birds visiting the Sanctuary. Afterward, we’ll talk about the morning’s finds over a cup of hot, bird-friendly coffee.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the variety of birds that can be found at the Sanctuary, and birders of all skill levels are encouraged to join! Visitors can bring their own binoculars or borrow a pair from the Sanctuary.

We encourage visitors to check out our E-Bird list to see the species of birds that have been recently sighted at the Sanctuary. Autumn is an especially good time to see migrating waterfowl who are stopping at Wintergreen Lake on their journey!

Each program runs 9 to 10:30 a.m. Program dates for the next three months are October 10, November 14, and December 12. Sanctuary members attend for free! The cost of attendance for non-members is Sanctuary general admission: $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62+).

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 birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, 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. As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice for nearly a hundred years as we’ve delivered groundbreaking scientific research and education, community engagement, and historic preservation. As we look forward, our students, staff and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow.

KBS is more than any individual lab or location. There’s a story behind all that you see; look closer and you’ll find more amazing discoveries than ever before. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.

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