Saturday: “The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s International Migratory Bird Day festival features family-friendly activities, games and demonstrations — all in the name of bird conservation.”

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Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From an email:

International Migratory Bird Day

Where: Smithsonian’s National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 10am-2pm

Admission: Free

Learn about the wildlife in our backyard and see science in action at this celebration of birds that come near and far to stop by our city. Scientists from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will be banding local resident and migratory birds, just as they would when conducting research in the field. There will be games, crafts, and challenges to learn about birds. There will be a free tasting of coffee that creates bird habitat. See, hear and learn about these amazing creatures from the scientists who study them!”

One Comment

  • This is a really nice event every year – maybe not as jubilant as a giant panda birthday party, but fun and educational. The Migratory Bird folks do a lot of good work and enjoy sharing it. I believe that their bird-friendly coffee program was one of the first (if not the first) in the world. It’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to science in action, and how that ties in with helping to save the planet.