What You'll Get
The avian kingdom is highly diverse—some species prefer to fly, some to swim, and others to snarl traffic while trying to get to the other side of the road. Meet the birds halfway with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a one-year household membership to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta (a $35 value).
Established by cereal tycoon W.K. Kellog in 1927 to protect the Canada goose, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary surrounds visitors and migratory birds with lush scenery on the banks of Lake Wintergreen, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo. Up to two adults and all of their dependents in the same household ages 17 and younger can enjoy access to hundreds of waterfowl in their natural habitat, access to enclosures of majestic birds of prey, and access to a 3/4-mile paved lakeside trail perfect for wheelchairs, strollers, and stilt-walkers. Dozens of species flit and flap serenely, showing off for lurking scientists from Michigan State University's on-site research station, and fuzzy goslings and chicks take their first waddles in spring weather. Volunteer tour guides lead occasional tours, spotlighting avians during warmer months, during migration in the fall, and during bird birthdays, baking tiny suet cakes.
Membership garners you and your flock discounted admission for sanctuary programs and events, which might include a field ornithology course or or various other sanctuary family events. Membership also includes a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, The Trumpeter Times, which can be recycled into excellent home nesting material. Plus, members get 10% off the gift shop's stock of gifts, toys, and books, which can be browsed while bobbing to the sounds of birdsong piped in from a feeding-area microphone.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 10/29/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.