Recently, a W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary volunteer gifted a treasure trove of vintage copies of Michigan Audubon’s “The Jack Pine Warbler” to the Sanctuary. To my surprise, upon reading the table of contents of an issue, an article from 1947
As fall rolls in, you may start to notice that you are seeing monarch butterflies more abundantly than you have seen them all summer. Monarch butterflies are known for their beauty, but you might be surprised to find out these butterflies
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
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
Join us in celebrating Earth Day at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with free admission! As usual, buckets of corn can be purchased to feed our waterfowl while supplies last! The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Organized by
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