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.
- Masks are required inside all buildings, including the restrooms.
Thank you for your understanding.
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