Bird Banding with the National Zoo

Wed May 5, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm Eastern
6 and up

Ever wonder how scientists study birds? Fly on over to a free backyard bird banding program with a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center scientist and learn about resident and migratory birds, how they are studied, and ways to make habitats more bird friendly.

Watch as a scientist demonstrates how to band a plush bird before showing the technique on a live bird and have your avian curiosities answered in real time.

Register online for the Zoom Link.

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