Published: July 12, 2016

Learn about hummingbirds at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Contact(s): Bethany Bohlen W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Hummingbird banding is a rare talent, and in Michigan, Brenda Keith is one of the few skilled enough to do it. Visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary on July 19 to learn about hummingbirds and the banding process and view a banding demonstration in the Sanctuary’s pollinator garden.

Brenda and Rich Keith, of the Kalamazoo River Valley Bird Observatory, will be sharing their expertise with the public at this special event. Following the banding demonstration, they will offer an educational presentation in the Sanctuary’s auditorium about the research collected through banding hummingbirds. This event will be educational for all ages.

The cost for the event for Sanctuary members is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and $3 for children. Non-members will pay $7 for adults, $6 for student and seniors and $5 for children. For more information, visit, email or call (269) 671-2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State’s largest off-campus educational complex. KBS is a world-class research institute where students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems.

To learn more about KBS, visit us online at

Photo courtesy W.K. Kellogg Biological Station