Several of these areas are near Kalamazoo.
The closest is the Baker Sanctuary northeast of Battle Creek. Each year they host Cranefest, which will be October 12-13 this year. Access is via the adjacent Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, with the best viewing in the late afternoon to just before dusk as the cranes fly overhead.
Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area/Baker SanctuaryThe Haehnle Sanctuary near Jackson also features thousands of cranes each Fall. They plan a festival on October 20, as well as tours and events throughout October.
22300 15 Mile Rd
Bellevue, Michigan 49021
Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary
8746 Seymour Rd
Grass Lake, MI 49259
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Jasper Pulaski in Indiana is the best-known spot for Sandhill Cranes in the region. It's about a 2.5 hour drive southwest from Kalamazoo. Since it is farther south, the peak migration is later, typically in mid-November.
Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
west of US Route 421
Medaryville IN 47959