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Join the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Hawks on the Wing for upcoming virtual birding events

Share your spring bird sightings and learn more about some of our region’s commonly found bird species during a pair of online birding series offered by the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

 

Birds and Coffee chats

 

The Sanctuary’s popular Birds and Coffee Walk series has moved to an online format and will feature W.K. Kellogg Biological Station educators Lisa Duke, Kara Haas and Misty Klotz. The series, which will meet weekly at 10 a.m. on May 13, 20 and 27, is an interactive discussion that will focus on certain birds each week. The May 13 session will explore the flashy colors and interesting calls of the Red-winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird and Brown Thrasher.

 

The Bird and Coffee chats are free and open to the public, but registration is required to access information on how to join the event, which will be held on Zoom.

 

Friday virtual bird walks

 

On Fridays, join Josh Haas of Hawks on the Wing for online, guided bird walks through the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. The walks, which begin at 6 p.m. are streamed on the Hawks on the Wing Facebook page. The Sanctuary Facebook page posts information about each week’s walk.

 

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. Trails are open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, though buildings—including restrooms—are closed, and guests must observe social distancing guidelines. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, or call (269) 671-2510.

 

About the Kellogg Bird 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 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.