Rachana Rajendra Bird Sanctuary

Rachana Rajendra

Heaven’s Flyers
Some say they don’t believe
That Angels can be seen or heard.
What a shame such blindness
What a pity such deafness
When the Song of Songs abounds…
And Heaven’s flyers are all around…
Only thinly disguised ... as birds.


The Baker Woodlot and Rachana Rajendra Neotropical Migrant Bird Sanctuary is a 78-acre natural area located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. It was dedicated in June 1999 to honor the memory of Rachana Rajendra, an Okemos resident who was killed in a car accident. Ms. Rajendra was a lover of birds and nature. An endowment was established by her family in her name to provide funding for a scholarship and avian research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU and to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the sanctuary.