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Explore Sights and Sounds at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with Fall Events

Visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in November to see dozens of species of waterfowl on their migration path, and to listen to the sounds of owls in the evening. 

Fall is a prime time for waterfowl to migrate to warmer waters, and the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is an ideal place for them to rest on their journey. Dozens of species of birds make pit stops at the Bird Sanctuary at this time of year, and on Sunday, November 6th from 1pm to 4pm, the public is invited to see them on their way at the Sanctuary’s Fall Migration Celebration.

At Fall Migration Celebration, visitors can practice waterfowl identification along the shores of Wintergreen Lake, as well as play games and participate in activities along the trail. Hot cider will be provided to warm you up at the end of your walk. Admission for this event is free for members and $5/adult, $4/student or senior, and $3/child (ages 2-17) for non-members.

Ever seen an owl up close? At Owl Prowl on November 11th from 6pm to 7:30pm, visitors will get a special appearance from one of the Sanctuary’s ambassador owls, followed by a nighttime walk along the Sanctuary’s trails to call for owls and listen for owls’ responses.

Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather. Admission for this event is $5/adult, $4/student or senior, and $3/child (ages 2-17) for members, and $7/adult, $6/student or senior, and $5/child (ages 2-17) for non-members. 

Both events will be held at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, located at 12685 East C Ave in Augusta. To learn more, visitbirdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, call 269-671-2510 or email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Michigan State’s largest off-campus educational complex. KBS is a world-class research institute where students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems.  

For nearly a hundred years, KBS has served as a liaison between Michigan State University and the public, providing the community with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.