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Migratory Bird Center Public Outreach

The Migratory Bird Center engages people of all ages through special events, citizen science programs, a birding club, and a future exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Scientists at the Zoo demonstrate bird banding, one of the primary methods used to study wild birds.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction that immerses visitors in the annual journeys of western hemisphere birds.
Through this Smithsonian citizen science program, participants contribute to important scientific research by re-sighting banded birds and monitoring nests.
Join the club and receive invitations to bird walks led by SMBC staff and a quarterly e-newsletter about the work done around the world by SMBC scientists.
Spread your wings for bird conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! The World Migratory Bird Day festival features family friendly activities, games and demonstrations.