Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary

21145 15 Mile Rd.,
Bellevue, MI 49021
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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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