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Join the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary this spring for online Birds and Coffee chats

Join a group of fellow bird lovers to share your sightings, ask questions and learn about featured species during monthly Birds and Coffee chats with the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. All events begin at 10 a.m. on Zoom and are hosted by W.K. Kellogg Biological Station educators Lisa Duke, Kara Haas and Misty Klotz. 

The Sanctuary’s popular Birds and Coffee Walk series will continue in an online format this spring. The next chat, on Wednesday, April 14, will focus on cavity-nesting birds, like Eastern Bluebirds and House Wrens.  

The May chat, set for Wednesday, May 12, will look at warblers, including the Yellow Warbler, Cerulean Warbler and American Redstart, among others. 

The June chat will take place Wednesday, June 9 and will examine grassland birds, including the Northern Bobwhite, Eastern Meadowlark, and Bobolink. 

Birds and Coffee chats are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome, and registration is required to access information on how to join the events. 

Questions? Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu or (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. 

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.