Published: March 9, 2018

Calling all birding enthusiasts, field ornithology course opens

Contact(s): Bethany Bohlen W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Beth Brauer-Delaney Communications and Brand Strategy

Anyone who takes a moment to absorb the natural beauty of Michigan is sure to notice the variety of birds unique to this great state.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s field ornithology course is currently open for registration. Birders of all skill levels will learn something new from the course, which has been offered every year for the past 10 years with great success.

This engaging, hands-on experience will help interested participants learn about the fascinating world of birds and improve bird watching and identification skills. Participants will learn from scientists and experts through classroom sessions and field trips to local birding hot spots.

The course runs from March 13 to May 12. Tuesday evening lectures will be held at the Bird Sanctuary’s auditorium from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24 and May 8. Saturday morning field trips will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28 and May 12.

Participants can choose to participate in both lectures and field trips, or one or the other. The cost for the full course is $150 for Sanctuary members, or $180 for non-members. The cost for field trips or classroom sessions alone is $75 for members and $90 for non-members.

Registration is required by March 17. The course is open to participants ages 14 and up.

The Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave, in Augusta. To learn more, visit, email, or call 269-671-2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate the legacy of conservation. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

To learn more about KBS, visit