Upcoming Birding Programs

These programs focus on all feathered flyers, from the returning spring migration to fall bird banding. Grab your binoculars and join KNC researchers and special guests for the following programs and events. Other ways to get involved:

The following spring programs are geared for adults and kids ages 9+ with an adult family member. Registration deadline is 4 pm the day before each program.

Golden-winged warbler

Birding with the Stars

Mondays, May 8 & 15, 8-9:30 am
Fee: $5 Member/ $10 Non-Member
Join an expert birder for a guided morning hike. Listen and watch for spring migrants returning to Michigan and learn techniques to be a better birder.  All skill levels are welcome.

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Sora Rail

Birding the Kleinstuck Preserve

May 10 & 17, 8 am
Fee: FREE program
Head out with KNC research staff to perform the spring migratory bird survey. Limited supply of binoculars will be available to borrow. Bird sightings dictate how long the program lasts.

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Annual Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory Report

This report covers the various birding projects and research conducted in 2021. From spring surveys to fall banding, a highlight reel of the birding work KVBO staff have completed is now available to read here!

Visit the KNC Banding Barn this fall to see bird banding up close. The Banding Barn is located near KNC Camp; if the banders are not there, they are out checking the nets and will return shortly. Banding is weather dependent and capture at a program is not guaranteed.

Warblers at KVBOBird Banding Up Close

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 30 – September 20,
9 – 10 am

Stop out to the KNC Banding Station near KNC Camp to talk with the research team and see what
they are banding each day!

Hummingbird Banding

Fridays in September, 9 – 10 am
See these jewels of the air up close as KNC field biologist Brenda Keith bands hummingbirds. Keith
is one of only three people who hold federal permits to band hummingbirds in Michigan and will be
happy to answer questions about this important research.