Watch for birds on a winter walk in the woods at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary hosts Birds & Coffee Walks year-round on the second Wednesday of each month.

Photo by Bethany Bohlen
Photo by Bethany Bohlen

Hickory Corners, Mich. — Need a little nature in your mornings? The W.K. Kellogg Bird 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 Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Join us afterward to 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 invited. Visitors can bring their own binoculars or borrow a pair from the Sanctuary. Each program runs 9 to 10:30 a.m. Program dates for the next three months are January 10, February 14 and March 14. Cost for non-members is Sanctuary general admission: $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62+). There is no charge for Sanctuary members.

We now have a Little Free Library at the Sanctuary! A Little Free Library is a leave-a-book, take-a-book, free library managed by local stewards. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Our Little Free Library was designed and built by our wonderful volunteer, Al White, and painted by the animal care staff.

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, email, 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 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

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