W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

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W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

12685 East C Ave
Augusta, MI 49012
Regions: South
Phone: (269) 671-2510
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Description
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located in Augusta, MI, 14 miles north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles west of Battle Creek. Established in 1927 by cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg as a refuge for migratory birds, the Sanctuary is now owned and operated by Michigan State University.Sanctuary visitors can walk a 3/4-mile paved trail (wheelchair accessible) to see: Hundreds of waterfowl in their natural habitat, including Trumpeter Swans, Canada Geese and a variety of duck species. Birds of prey enclosures featuring both rare and common raptors, including a Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Eastern Screech Owl and more. The Leslie E. Tassel Upland Game Bird Display, containing pheasants and quail species both native to Michigan and from around the world, some of which are rare, threatened or endangered. Bird-friendly demonstration gardens including a Pollinator Garden designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The Sanctuary offers two miles of walking trails in various birding habitats. Visitors can borrow binoculars and field guides from the Sanctuary free of charge. Four geocaches are hidden throughout the property. A large public picnic area is available for group lunches. Prepare for your visit by checking out our eBird Trail Tracker, an online tool displaying some of the latest bird sightings at the Sanctuary!

Amenities



  • Gift Shop

  • Picnic Area

  • Wireless Internet Access

  • Hiking

  • Kid Friendly

  • Group/Family Meeting

  • Restrooms

  • Restaurant(s) Nearby

  • Shelter

  • Buses Welcome

  • Water View

  • Barrier Free

  • Visitors Center

  • On Waterfront

Events
Apr
22 Thu

Earth Day—Free Admission for Guests Under 18

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary! Guests up to 18 years of age will have their admission fee waived on Thursday, April 22.

Exploring with Scientists: Frogs, Birds and Moths

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Students ages 9-14 can investigate the field of biology and learn about cool science happening nearby through a free, online, three-part series.
May
6 Thu

Exploring with Scientists: Frogs, Birds and Moths

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Students ages 9-14 can investigate the field of biology and learn about cool science happening nearby through a free, online, three-part series.
May
9 Sun

Mother's Day at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: Free Admission for Moms

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May
12 Wed

Birds and Coffee Chat

10:00 am - 11:00 am
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.
Hours
Monday Monday:9am to 5pm
Tuesday Tuesday:9am to 5pm
Wednesday Wednesday:9am to 5pm
Thursday Thursday:9am to 5pm
Friday Friday:9am to 5pm
Saturday Saturday:check for seasonal hours
Sunday Sunday:check for seasonal hours
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