Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s spring Field Ornithology Course offered online

Expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of birds this spring by taking part in the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s 14th annual Field Ornithology Course. 

Typically a combination of in-person sessions and field trips, this spring’s course will be in an online format. 

Local bird expert and photographer Josh Haas from Hawks on the Wing and Sanctuary Manager Lisa Duke will co-lead the course, which will consist of webinar and virtual classroom experiences. Join them to improve your bird watching and identification skills. All skill levels are welcome. 

The course runs 6 to 7 p.m. on a series of Thursdays; March 18, April 1, 15 and 29, and May 13.  

The April 15 session will include livestream birding from the Sanctuary’s Wintergreen Lake. The final two sessions will include video to practice bird identification using behavior. 

The cost is $55 for Sanctuary members or $65 for non-members, and registration is required at by Wednesday, March 17.  

Questions? Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 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. 

The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave., one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. 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 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