Family Fun Spring Events at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary to meet our raptor ambassadors up-close, or make a home for birds in your backyard.

On Saturday, March 30 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. learn about the unique characteristics of raptors, participate in fun, family-oriented activities, and see birds of prey up close at Birds of Prey Live! Appearances may include our resident Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl and Great Horned Owl. All of our birds of prey have permanent injuries and live at the Sanctuary as ambassadors of their species

The Birds of Prey Live! program fee is $5/adult, $4/senior or student, and $3/child for Sanctuary members. Fees for non-members are $7/adult, $6/senior or student, and $5/child. No registration is required.

On Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. join us for a Build-a-Box NestWatch Workshop, where you can create a nestbox for birds to make a home in your backyard. Many species of birds use nestboxes. Learn about these birds, and how you can become a citizen scientist just by watching your backyard and using NestWatch.

The workshop fee is $5/adult, $4/senior or student, and $3/child for Sanctuary members. Fees for non-members are $7/adult, $6/senior or student, and $5/child. Each nestbox kit is $15 (optional). Advance registration is required by April 1 for the Build-A-Box NestWatch Workshop

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,, 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. 

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