The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is dedicated to understanding, conserving and championing the grand phenomenon of bird migration. Founded in 1991, we are located at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. → Join our Center
The research and focus of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center spans the globe.
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Find out about our long term research projects in Jamaica, New Hampshire, Texas, California, Ecuador, and more.
Recent publications in the scientific literature.
Migratory Connectivity of a Neotropical Migratory Songbird Revealed by Archival Light-level Geolocators
Wood Thrush Connectivity
First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.
Kirtland's Warbler Study
Tagging Black-crowned Night-Herons