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The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is helping organize a major, once-every-four-years, ornithological conference.

This year's conference theme focuses on uniting the efforts of ornithologists interested in science with those interested in conservation to ensure a better, brighter future for birds and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

The conference will take place in Washington, DC from August 16-20.

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