Upcoming program to detail the delicate process of hummingbird banding

A pair of bird-banding experts will exhibit hummingbird banding techniques and share some of the research data gleaned from banding practices at a demonstration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

Brenda Keith—one of Michigan’s only hummingbird banders—and Rich Keith, both from the Kalamazoo River Valley Bird Observatory, will begin the program with an informational slideshow in the auditorium on the research and data collected through hummingbird banding. They’ll then give a demonstration in the Sanctuary’s pollinator garden.

The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for children. The cost for non-members is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. No registration is required.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave., one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit Direct questions to or (269) 671-2510.

About the Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to conserve native habitat for migratory and resident birds and to promote environmental awareness through research, education and outreach. Since 1928, the Sanctuary has served as a practical training school for animal care and land management, and remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts.

About the Kellogg Biological Station

As Michigan State University’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit