Important Bird Areas

Kalamazoo Nature Center grasslands


Located on 1,100 acres of rolling hills in Southwest Michigan with a variety of habitats, including rare mature beech-maple forests, wetlands, ponds, streams and a native, managed prairie.

Ornithological Summary

Supports a high quality native grassland which is home to a moderately large number of nesting Henslow's Sparrows annually.

Conservation Issues

Mowing of nests and adults a likely threat. Improper fallow rotations may prevent habitat from developing into that required by Henslow's Sparrows.


Restored native prairie supports Henslow's Sparrows.