The National Aviary will remain closed through at least April 30. Supporting the National Aviary during these uncertain times helps us to continue providing the very best care to the birds and animals of the National Aviary. Please consider donating to our Emergency Care Efforts at this time. https://www.aviary.org/emergency-care-efforts

The National Aviary will remain closed through at least April 30. Supporting the National Aviary during these uncertain times helps us to continue providing the very best care to the birds and animals of the National Aviary. Please consider donating to our Emergency Care Efforts at this time. https://www.aviary.org/emergency-care-efforts

Community Science

Bringing Research and Education Home

Community science is real science that takes advantage of the interest and ability of large numbers of people to make accurate observations of nature (i.e., data), right in their own backyard or other designated area.  With specific instructions on what to look for, what information to collect, and how to record and submit the information, people who are not scientists can nonetheless contribute significantly to scientific studies of birds and many other things, too.  Some community science projects that many people have heard of include are the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count, but there are many more!  At the National Aviary, we invite people to help with studies of nesting backyard bird, migrating owls, and wintering hummingbirds.  The only qualification to be a community scientist is your own curiosity! Check out how you can participate: