Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Research Findings

A variety of research projects have been and are being conducted in Neighborhood Nestwatch backyards. Learn more about the exciting and novel research including:

  • Birds and Lead - are lead levels higher in urban or rural areas? How does this impact our songbirds?
  • >Catbird Demography - using radio transmitters identifies most critical time for baby catbirds and their most dangerous foe.
  • House Wren Parenting - who has it easier, country wrens or city wrens? The answer may surprise you.
  • Nest Predation - fake eggs help discover who is eating eggs and whether city or country eggs are more secure.
  • Educational Impact - survey helps define how Neigbhorhood Nestwatch affects participants.