Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Support the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory and Annual Birdathon

For KNC’s Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) it’s been our mission to track the seasonal ways of birds since 1974. Since then, we’ve logged and banded more than 500,000 of them. Our record of continuous research makes KVBO one of the nation’s longest running inland bird banding programs.

Because healthy ecosystems are crucial to birds’ well-being, the knowledge gained through KVBO research helps guide important decisions about which species need special care and attention.  Your generous donation provides for the supplies, equipment, facilities, and staff that are critical to the KVBO.

Your KVBO donation also benefits the annual Birdathon. Each year KNC staff take part in this fun, competitive event in Berrien County that counts birds and species over a 24-hour period (includes owls!) This valuable data informs bird conservation efforts across our state and nation.