W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

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  • STEM

Types of activities:

  • Virtual Tours
  • On-site Tours
  • Simulations/Labs/Hands-on
  • Shows


  • PreK
  • K-5
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College Students
  • General Public


The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is a unique wildlife center located in Southwest Michigan offering conservation-focused public programs, interpretive tours, and accessible trails that allow close views of captive and wild birds. Today, the Sanctuary serves an important role as a primary outreach arm of Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Highlights of the Sanctuary include a paved, three-quarter-mile accessible trail to Wintergreen Lake 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 bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, eastern screech and great horned owls; native plantings in restored prairies and gardens; a large picnic area; nature- and bird-related gifts, toys and other locally made and fair trade items at the Sanctuary's Resource Center; and many miles of trails through varied habitats.

Venue offerings:

  • Community programs: For adults focused on bird identification, natural history knowledge and skill building, and nature appreciation.
  • Community programs for families: Educational programs for children and families are key to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s mission of research, education and outreach.
  • Group tours: Volunteer guided programs focused on the Sanctuary's history and the adaptations of the wild and captive birds (waterfowl, upland gamebirds and birds of prey) that call the Sanctuary home.
  • Online/virtual programs for K-12 students: Free asynchronous content. Live programs featuring interviews with birds of prey or scientists (live programs require a program fee; scholarships are available).
  • Virtual tours of the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: These StoryMaps allow you to visit the Gardens, Prairie Restoration project and Bluebird Trail without leaving your computer. Photos, maps and descriptions help you learn about native plants, habitat restoration, and cavity-nesting birds.

Contact info

12685 East C. Ave.
Augusta, MI 49012



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