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Welcome to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary PDF Print E-mail

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Welcome to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary! The Sanctuary, located in Augusta, Michigan, is a unique wildlife center, offering both walkable trails and public education programs, and is open to visitors year round.

About the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary conserves native habitat for migratory and resident birds and through research, education and outreach helps people gain environmental awareness about our past, present and future.

The Bird Sanctuary was created by W.K. Kellogg in 1927 as a refuge for the Canada Goose, and other migratory birds, and was an important part of Trumpeter Swan restoration efforts in the 1980s. The area remains an important stopover location for migrating birds and waterfowl. The Sanctuary offers 180-acres of diverse wildlife habitats situated on 40-acre Wintergreen Lake. The paved Sanctuary trail runs besides the lake, offering a great view of our resident waterfowl, and runs through our bird of prey and gamebird areas. It is an ideal spot for families, classrooms, birders, wildlife photographers, and nature enthusiasts. Come and visit us today!

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The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located in Augusta, Michigan, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles NW of Battle Creek. 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 feature both rare and common raptors, including a Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawks, Eastern Screech Owl and more

  • The Leslie E. Tassel upland game bird display features grouse, pheasants, and quail - native to Michigan species and birds from around the world, some of which are rare, threatened or endangered

  • Bird-friendly demonstration gardens situated towards the front of the sanctuary

There is a large public picnic area available for group lunches.

Visitors can browse and purchase items at the Santuary's Bookstore featuring nature and bird gift items, toys, and books.

Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

MSU's Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
12685 East C Ave.
Augusta, MI 49012

Phone: (269)671-2510
Fax: (269)671-2474
E-mail: birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu

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