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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.
a black-crowned night heron flies with wings extended across a blue sky
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.
A citizen science program that brings participants and Smithsonian scientists together to answer questions about the effects of development on backyard birds. 
a group of people with binoculars look out the window of a car
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.
common yellowthroat: a small migratory bird with a dark mask by Gregory Gough
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—all in the name of bird conservation.