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Bird Care at MSU’s Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Bird Care Doesn’t Stop During a Pandemic

Angela checking on an owlAs the nation wades through an unprecedented ocean of daily COVID-19 news and social distancing guidelines, animal keepers around the country continue caring for their animals and the staff at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is no exception. Our animal care staff is on site every day to make sure the birds have what they need, whether during a severe snowstorm or a global pandemic.

With events, programs and our popular field trips canceled, the Sanctuary anticipates a loss of $40,000 of income. This is the income that purchases food, supplies and medication to care for our birds. Each month, it costs $300 to feed just the birds of prey.

Your Support Will Make a Difference

Please consider making a gift towards the feeding and well-being of the birds. Your gift will help sustain the Sanctuary and care for the birds during these uncertain times.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1GTKBS” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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