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
Our research was the focus of a recent article in Smithsonian Science titled "Satellite tracking helps with curlew conservation".
The article features a nifty interactive map showing several curlews migration from their wintering grounds on the Texas coast through the central United States. See screenshot below.
- Bill size correlates with telomere length in male American Redstarts
- Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring
- Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-distance migratory bird
- A critical season approach to Allen's rule: bill size declines with winter temperature in a cold temperate environment
- Winter food limits timing of pre-alternate moult in a short-distance migratory bird
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