Share your latest bird sightings and learn more about some of the bird species commonly found during autumn in southwest Michigan during monthly Birds and Coffee chats, offered by the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. All events begin at 10 a.m. on Zoom.
The Sanctuary’s popular Birds and Coffee Walk series has temporarily moved to an online format. The next chat, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, will feature W.K. Kellogg Biological Station educators Lisa Duke, Kara Haas and Misty Klotz, who will focus their talk on ducks; specifically, the Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler and American Wigeon.
The November chat, set for Wednesday, Nov. 11, will continue studying ducks, focusing on the Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Redhead, Canvasback and Bufflehead.
The December chat will take place Wednesday, Dec. 9. The last chat of 2020 will focus on some favorite feeder bird species— Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch and White-breasted Nuthatch.
Birds and Coffee chats are free and open to the public, but registration is required to access information on how to join the events.
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.
The Sanctuary’s grounds and trails remain open to visitors who observe proper safety and distancing guidelines, The Auditorium restrooms are open, though other buildings—including the Resource Center and Gift Shop—are closed. A walk-up window is available for guests to pay admission and purchase souvenirs or corn to feed the waterfowl. Current hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Please consider supporting the Sanctuary by becoming a member.
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