Date(s) - 01.10.2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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- Time and date: 10 to 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
- Audience: Adults, families
- Fee: Free
- Registration link: https://bit.ly/birds-coffee-registration
What to expect
Grab your morning beverage and join us to learn more about birding and bird species! Each month, we highlight a bird-related topic or profile birds that you can find in our southwest Michigan backyards, woods and waters during this time of year.
There is no fee for this online program but registration is required to receive a secure link to the zoom meeting. Your hosts are educators Lisa Duke and Misty Klotz from Kellogg Biological Station and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Zoom in and participate by sharing your recent bird sightings and asking questions!
Species focus by month
January: Birding and Mindfulness— Seth Chapman will discuss combining birding and nature discovery with mindfulness practices. Seth has a lifelong passion for birds and loves sharing his enthusiasm for the bird world with those around him. He volunteers at the Kalamazoo Nature Center where he helps at the banding station during migration, and assists in various bird counts and studies throughout southwest Michigan.
February: How Birds “Fall in Love”— Avian partnerships can take many forms. Birds court one another with dances, songs, and building nests. Some form lifelong bonds that can last decades, while other species stick together for only one or two seasons. And for some species, pair bonds don’t even exist. Regardless, male and female birds need to attract and select suitable mates, and they need to know when the time is right—a harder task for birds than one might think.
March: Bald Eagles— Michigan DNR wildlife pathologist Julie Melotti will highlight the majestic Bald Eagle, discussing its recovery and the numerous threats it still faces.
Questions? Contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at email@example.com or (269) 671-2510.