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Monthly birding walks at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary continue in the New Year

Get your daily steps in while scouting for winter birds at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s Birds and Coffee Walks, held on the second Wednesday of each month.

The walks offer excellent opportunities to learn about, locate and identify the many types of birds that frequent the Sanctuary, including songbirds, waterfowl, gamebirds and birds of prey. Up to 50 different bird species can be seen during the winter months. After the walk, visitors have a chance to discuss the morning’s finds over a cup of hot, bird-friendly coffee.

The monthly events run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Program dates for the next three months are Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 11. The cost of attendance for non-members is Sanctuary general admission: $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens age 62 or older. Sanctuary members attend for free. Birders of all skill levels are welcome, and visitors can bring their own binoculars or borrow a pair from the Sanctuary.

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 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 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 kbs.msu.edu.