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?
Summer is here and that means some new faces around the Sanctuary! Hello, my name is Adam Petrucco. I am a junior at Michigan State University, and I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. This summer I am the Avian Care
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
Thanks to the hard work of David Larson there is now a great location to rest and enjoy the action on Wintergreen Lake! This wooden, curved bench has the ability to comfortably seat 10 people. David chose the Sanctuary for
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
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
Now is the time of year to start planning for your school group’s spring field trip! Fly your flock on over to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for a fun, science-based field trip! The Bird Sanctuary offers a variety of field trips
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.