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
Jan
25 Tue

Out of Bounds Birds

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Birds not usually seen in Michigan show up here on occasion. But why? Learn about rare birds—and how migration affects rare sightings—in a three-week, online course.
Feb
9 Wed

Birds and Coffee Chat

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grab your morning beverage and join us to learn more about birds! Each month, we highlight birds that you can find in southwest Michigan during this time of year.
Feb
12 Sat

Winter Twig ID Workshop

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have you ever been curious about a plant during the winter but couldn’t tell what it was? Join the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for a Winter Twig ID Workshop.
Feb
17 Thu

Nature Journaling: Blending Art and Science

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learning how to keep a nature journal can help deepen your connection to place. Join the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for a four-week course to explore ecology and art.
Feb
19 Sat

Guided Bird Hike

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join Sanctuary staff and fellow bird enthusiasts from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, to practice identification skills on a walk through the Sanctuary.
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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