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:

Fall Birding Programs

Visit the KNC Banding Barn in late summer and fall to see bird banding up close. Drop-in programs are held beginning in late August, and are included in regular KNC admission. 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.
 All banding, marking, and sampling is being conducted under a federally authorized Bird Banding Permit issued by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Bird Banding Lab. 

Spring Birding Programs

Visit the Calendar for details and registration on these programs beginning in March each year!

Woodcock Walks 
Monday, April 15 & Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 8 pm

Birding with the Stars
Tuesdays, May 7 & 14, 2024 at 8 am

Birding the Kleinstuck Preserve 
Wednesdays, May 8, 15, & 22, 2024 at 8 am

Annual Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory Report

This report covers the various birding projects and research conducted in 2023. From spring surveys to fall banding, a highlight reel of the birding work KVBO staff have completed is now available to read here!