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

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, Jan. 13, will feature W.K. Kellogg Biological Station educators Lisa Duke, Kara Haas and Misty Klotz, who will focus their talk on year-round waterfowl; specifically, Trumpeter, Tundra and Mute Swans, Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks. 

The February chat, set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, will look at European birds, focusing on the Great Tit, Eurasian Blackcap and Blackbird, European Robin, and House Sparrow. This chat will be led by KBS science education and outreach fellow Elizeth Cinto Mejía. 

The March chat will take place Wednesday, March 10. In this chat, we’ll study woodpeckers, including Red-bellied, Hairy, Red-headed and Pileated woodpeckers, and Northern Flickers.  

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.