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Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary

21145 15 Mile Rd.,
Bellevue, MI 49021
Description
This Michigan Audubon sanctuary is North America's first bird sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of Sandhill Cranes. Baker Sanctuary spans approximately 980 acres in Calhoun County making it the second-largest property owned and managed by Michigan Audubon. Baker's centerpiece habitat is the 200-acre Big Marsh Lake. Other habitats include ponds, streams, cattail marsh, tamarack swamp, oak opening, floodplain forest, wet meadow, and ongoing prairie and wetland restoration areas. What to see: Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, Northern Harrier, migrating waterfowl, and diverse warblers.Trails open daily from dawn to dusk. Free admission. Removal of anything from the sanctuary is prohibited.
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