|Bird Tour Guide Training & Resource Center Open House|
Thursday Mar. 5th, @ 9:00am
|Birds & Coffee|
Wednesday Mar. 11th, @ 9:00am
|How to be a Good Purple Martin Landlord: A Workshop|
Saturday Mar. 14th, @ 9:00am
|Spring Field Ornithology Course- Lecture 1|
Tuesday Mar. 17th, @ 6:00pm
|Spring Field Ornithology Course- Field Trip|
Saturday Mar. 21st, @ 8:00am
|Information for Sanctuary Visitors|
Sanctuary memberships are also available. Membership covers one year admission to the Sanctuary, 10% off items from the Sanctuary's Resource Center, reduced rates for Sanctuary programs and events, and a subscription to our electronic newsletter.
November through April: 9am - 5pm
May-October: 9am - 7pm
Resource Center Hours:
The Resource Center is Closed from November 27, 2014 to March 2, 2015.
March to Thanksgiving: Weekdays 9am - 5pm
Weekends: March, April, October, and November 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 Resource Center is open during your visit. The shop hours may depend on volunteer availability.
The Resource Center will be closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
If you are interested in volunteering in our Resource Center, please visit the volunteering page!
Guided group tours should be scheduled at least four weeks ahead of arrival. Self-guided tours can be scheduled any time but at least one business day in advance, please. Group tour rates available for 10 or more people. Guided tours are led by trained, knowledgeable volunteers. Guided tours are typically 1.5 hours and self-guided experiences are at your own pace.
***NEW!*** Add-On Tour Programs:
To enhance your overall tour experience, consider an ‘Add-On Tour Program’! Led by Kellogg Bird Sanctuary staff, these 30 minute programs will help you make the most out of your visit to the Sanctuary! These additional programs must be scheduled in combination with self-guided or guided tours and are subject to availability.
Birds of Prey LIVE!
Booking a Tour - When booking a tour, please specify the requested date and time, the number of people in group, and note any special needs, if applicable. We request that you book 4 weeks in advance for guided tours and add-on tour programs. Self-guided tours with no add-on program can be scheduled anytime. Tour and add-on tour program reservations are not complete until you receive your confirmation details from the Bird Sanctuary.
Teachers and group leaders receive complimentary admission with a booked tour.
By phone: (269) 671-2510
Online: KBS Tour Contact Form (Please note that no reservations are considered final until you receive confirmation from the KBS location(s) you wish to visit.)
Tour Cancellation Policy
For guided tours cancellations must be made 24 hours prior of your tour to receive a full refund.
Canceling less than 24 hours in advance or failing to attend your scheduled guided tour will result in a charge of $20.
Guided Tour Rates
Self-guided Tour Rates
Add-On Tour Program Rates
** Note: These programs must be booked in addition to your guided or self-guided tour.**
Birds of Prey LIVE! - $50
Birding Basics - $50
See the KBS Tours webpage for information on visiting other locations. Tours at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and the Kellogg Forest (during maple sugaring, first two weeks of March) can be combined with a Sanctuary tour for a whole day adventure!
Teacher Resources - Kellogg Biological Station is an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory for many different audiences - including preK-12 teachers and students! Several units across KBS have created lesson plans, teacher's guides and student activity books.
Staying for lunch? Picnic tables (seating for 30) and recycling are available near the Sanctuary's parking lot. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Conference Center offers a variety of meal options, from boxed lunches to a cafeteria-style meal to a plated meal in the Manor House!
Directions to Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
pdf of Trail Map
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 a paved path and a brochure maps six 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 Resource Center.
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 Resource Center. 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 the 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, five 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 Resource Center.
Features of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: