Our summer academic sessions have started!
Starting May 22 public access to areas of KBS may be limited, including Windmill Island. Please respect all closures and signage instructions.
Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!
The grounds are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Visitors can now purchase admission, corn for the waterfowl, and other souvenirs through our walk-up window in the Resource Center.
Come and visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary! The grounds are open during all four seasons!
Explore three miles of trails and experience a variety of habitats surrounding Wintergreen Lake, the heart of the Sanctuary grounds. Visitors will see a variety of birds that call the Sanctuary home, including our resident waterfowl, gamebirds and raptors. The Sanctuary is a great place for birding, nature photography or simply enjoying a walk outside. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day!
The Sanctuary is located in Augusta, Michigan, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles north-west of Battle Creek.
Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather and prepare for being outside. Pack a water bottle and refill at the drinking fountain near the Auditorium!
The Sanctuary needs to maintain a safe space for our native wildlife and our visitors. Please show your respect by following a few simple rules and refraining from:
- Bringing pets. There are no dogs allowed at any time on Sanctuary grounds. Dogs are allowed only in the following areas: KBS academic campus, Conference Center and Manor House grounds, and the Plant Succession Trail, located at the corner of B Avenue and East Gull Lake Drive.
- Using bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, etc. inside the property
- Bringing in food to feed the waterfowl and other wildlife. Corn is available for purchase in the Resource Center for $1 per bucket.
- Using tobacco products. Michigan State University is a Tobacco-Free Campus.
- Bringing in firearms. Michigan State University policy state that except as permitted by state law regulating firearms, no person shall possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon property.
- Using drones. Michigan State University policy does not allow drone use for recreational purposes on property.
- Please remember to pack out your litter.
Thank you for your understanding.
Further information to plan your visit: