Sara Hallager Wins 3 AZA Awards
September 23, 2013
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) awarded National Zoo’s Acting Curator of Birds Sara Hallager with three service awards at its recent national conference in Kansas City, MO.
September 19, 2013
With the help of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, the Socorro dove has returned home to Mexico! This spring Africam Safari, a zoo located southeast of Mexico City, celebrated the arrival of several Socorro doves, including two hatched here at the National Zoo
Mad Island: Banding Begins
March 28, 2012
Every spring millions and millions of migratory birds fly non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico and make land fall at places like the TNC's Mad Island Preserve in Texas. Thanks to support from SCBI champion Helen DuBois and the Trull Foundation, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) is there to greet these tired travelers back to the United States.
Successful Trip to Cuba
March 15, 2012
Because of its size and proximity to the United States, Cuba is a critically important island for overwintering migratory birds. That means that establishing collaborations with Cuban scientists is vital to protecting our shared neotropical birds.
Bird Friendly Coffee Surpasses 10 Million Pounds
March 9, 2012
As of March, 2012, certified Bird Friendly® (BF) coffee has hit and passed the 10 million pound mark. While this amounts to a relatively small fraction of the world’s ocean of coffee, it represents a milestone for the BF program.