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


Bird Fest 2015 celebrates the springtime return of millions of birds that spend winters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Held in honor of International Migratory Bird Day, the theme of this year's events is "Restore Habitat, Restore Birds."

→ Lecture (May 7)

→ Festival (May 9)

Expedition Blogs

First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Texas Peak Migration


Bird Photo Gallery