34270 Co Rd 652
Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery is located 200 yards south of M-43 on Fish Hatchery Road, about one mile west of the Kalamazoo County line.
The hatchery is a great spot for us to participate in the GBBC. It has a few different habitats and, most importantly, there is open water in winter. We will count all the birds of each species that we can find. Everyone will be able to view each species through a spotting scope. Previous counts have yielded some interesting species, including Wilson’s Snipe, Trumpeter Swan, Green- winged Teal, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, Field Sparrow, and Fox Sparrow. Perhaps some of these or other interesting species might show themselves this year. We will spend about an hour and a half walking around the dikes and woods. The most important thing is to dress for the weather. The dikes are quite open and it is usually even colder and windier there than other places, so dressing waterproof, windproof, warm, and in layers makes for a more enjoyable event. When you are ready to go, then put on one more layer. Warm hands, feet, and head are particularly important. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Spotting scopes will be shared.