Learn and practice your birding skills at upcoming Kellogg Bird Sanctuary workshop

Are you interested in learning more about our local feathered friends? Join W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Manager Lisa Duke for a morning of learning basic birding skills from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, January 18th.

The Birding Basics workshop will begin indoors learning skills, including how to identify birds using a field guidebook or mobile app. The second part will take place outdoors; attendees will walk the Sanctuary trails and practice spotting and identifying birds. Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a field guide, or borrow them from the Sanctuary. Attendees will receive an informational packet to take home, and light refreshments will be provided.

The workshop fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. An alternate date is set for Saturday, January 25th, in case of inclement weather.

The 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 W.K. 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