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Birds and Coffee Chat

Occurring Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - March 13, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
12685 East C Ave.
Augusta, MI 49012 (269) 671-2510
Cost: FREE
Event posted by: W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Each month, we highlight a bird-related topic or profile birds that you can find in our southwest Michigan backyards, woods and waters during this time of year.

Birds and Coffee chats are held from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, via Zoom. The online chats are free, but registration is required to access meeting details.

Upcoming dates and species of focus include:

January 10: Birding and Mindfulness— Seth Chapman will discuss combining birding and nature discovery with mindfulness practices. Seth has a lifelong passion for birds and loves sharing his enthusiasm for the bird world with those around him. He volunteers at the Kalamazoo Nature Center where he helps at the banding station during migration, and assists in various bird counts and studies throughout southwest Michigan.

February 14: How Birds “Fall in Love”— Avian partnerships can take many forms. Birds court one another with dances, songs, and building nests. Some form lifelong bonds that can last decades, while other species stick together for only one or two seasons. And for some species, pair bonds don’t even exist. Regardless, male and female birds need to attract and select suitable mates, and they need to know when the time is right—a harder task for birds than one might think.

March 13: Bald Eagles— Michigan DNR wildlife pathologist Julie Melotti will highlight the majestic Bald Eagle, discussing its recovery and the numerous threats it still faces.

Questions? Contact the Bird Sanctuary at birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu or (269) 671-2510.