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|Information for Sanctuary Visitors|
Sanctuary memberships are also available. Membership covers one year admission to the Sanctuary, 10% off items from the Sanctuary's Bookstore, reduced rates for Sanctuary programs and events, and a subscription to our electronic newsletter, The Trumpeter Times.
November through April: 9am - 5pm
May-October: 9am - 7pm
Year round: Weekdays 9am - 5pm
Weekends: November-April 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday; May-October 9am-5pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday
Feel free to phone first (269-671-2510) to check whether the Bookstore is open during your visit. The shop hours may depend on volunteer availability.
The Bookstore will be closed Dec. 30, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
If you are interested in volunteering in our bookstore, please visit the volunteering page!
Group tours take about one hour and fifteen minutes and are available year round. Each season offers special interest topics:
• Spring - Nesting
Booking a Tour - Our volunteer tour leaders are ready to greet you! When booking a tour, please include the date, time, number of people, and note any special needs, if applicable. We request that you book 4 weeks in advance for guided tours. Self-guided tours can be scheduled anytime.
Teachers and group leaders receive complementary admission with a booked tour.
By phone: (269) 671-2510
Teacher Resources - Kellogg Biological Station is an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory for many different audiences. Including preK-12 teachers! Several units across KBS have created lesson plans, teacher's guides and student activity books. Click here for KBS Teacher Resources. Click here for Bird Sanctuary Lesson Plans. Self-guided Tour Scavenger Hunt (early elementary pdf ).
Directions to Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Bird Sanctuary Trail Guide
Historical Walking Tour (0.75 miles along Paved Path): Since 1927, the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary has been a home for wildlife and a place for research, education, and outreach. On the Historical Walking Tour, we welcome you to experience how the Sanctuary has changed over time. The tour is located along the Paved Path and a brochure coordinates with 6 marked locations along the way that highlight aspects of our rich history .Borrow a copy of the Historical Walking Tour brochure or purchase a souvenir copy for $1 from the Sanctuary’s Bookstore.
Lake Loop (1.4 miles): The Lake Loop is a natural trail that begins near the Barn Owl display on the Paved Path, wrapping around Wintergreen Lake, and ending at the Sanctuary’s Bookstore. This trail is an excellent place to view the Great Blue Heron Rookery, migratory waterfowl in the fall and spring, and native plants such as Cardinal Flower which blooms in the late summer. Take a break to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sweet serenade of birdsong from the memorial benches located along the trail.
Along the trail you can see:
Along the way, 5 marked locations coordinate with an informational guide. Borrow a copy of the Bluebird Trail Guide or purchase a souvenir copy for $2 from the Sanctuary’s Bookstore.
Features of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: