Our hearts as heavy, as Howie passed away on May 18th. He lived with us for a year and a half and as his age was unknown, he was most likely an old man who enjoyed his final years at the Sanctuary. Even with his passing, there are many
A little shorebird has made quite the headlines in Chicago this summer, cancelling a popular beach music festival and bringing in bird watchers from all over the Great Lakes. What bird could cause such a commotion? A pair of
By 2019 Avian Care Intern - Adam Petrucco Have you visited the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary recently and saw a bird that looked unusual? Was the plumage lighter than normal, making the bird stand out from other members of its species?
On Monday, May 13, a special surprise arrived at Oregon’s Sunriver Nature Center from the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. A male Trumpeter Swan, injured in the wild and unable to fly, was on his way to meet his new mate, a female named Grace
On Saturday, May 4th, thousands of birding enthusiasts across the globe will identify as many bird species as possible in one day, hoping for a new world record. There are approximately 10,500 bird species in the world; last year, just over
Have you seen our bald eagles yet? If not, come check them out because they won’t look this way for long! Liberty, age four, and Patriot, age three, are our resident Bald Eagles. Both of our handsome boys came to us with permanent wing
Did you know Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 and this will be the 119th annual count? Ornithologist Frank M. Chapman proposed the Christmas Day count as an alternative to the hunting traditions that were in place at the time.
A tiny shorebird chick, only a few days old, is eating insects along a beach. An adult in the area suddenly makes an alarm call and the chick quickly runs to some rocks and lays down. The young bird, camouflaged, cannot be seen by
There are a variety of different swan species for visitors to see at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. One of these species, rarer for our guests to spot, are Trooper swans. At the sanctuary there are two resident Trooper swans that enjoy
This time of year, many people will find baby birds that have fallen out of the nest and want to help. Stop! First, we need to know the facts about baby birds and the best possible ways we can help them. Baby birds are cute and fluffy and