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Celebrate the fall migration of waterfowl at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s Wintergreen Lake sits on a major migration route, making it a terrific spot to witness waterfowl traveling toward their winter destinations. If you enjoy birds and love autumn, combine the two and visit the Sanctuary during its annual Fall Migration Celebration, set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

Fall is when waterfowl migrate to warmer waters, and hundreds of birds make a pit stop to rest on Wintergreen Lake. More than 80 different bird species have been spotted at the Sanctuary during November in past years.

Visitors will be able to practice waterfowl identification along the lakeshore and participate in games and activities along the Sanctuary’s paved, accessible trail. Enjoy a cup of cider and a donut at the end of your walk among the fall colors.

This event is free for members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students or seniors, and $3 for children ages 2-17. 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 birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu. Direct questions to birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu 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 kbs.msu.edu.