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Resource Center Re-Opening at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Although the grounds and trails have been open all winter, the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s Resource Center will re-open on March 6th.

Welcome the upcoming season of spring and say hello to your local Resource Center staff, volunteers and birds! Visitors can purchase corn to feed waterfowl, as well as a variety of other educational resources and nature-themed gifts. The Sanctuary’s Resource Center is a great place for visitors to learn more about birds and the natural world. 

Spring Migration will just be beginning, so be sure to stop into the Resource Center to borrow binoculars for your walk on the paved trail or along the Lake Loop. Past bird surveys have shown that Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Northern Pintails, and even Bald Eagles are first seen for the year in March. Be sure to ask about the upcoming 10th Annual Field Ornithology Course that starts this month!

The Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave, in Augusta. 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. 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.