Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

The coast on the island of Curaçao

Connecting Ocean Conservation from Sea to Sky

Common yellowthroats, like the one pictured here, spend their winters in coffee growing regions in Latin America.

Birders Want You to Rethink Your Morning Roast

The Peruvian tern's desert camouflage makes it almost impossible to track, but that’s exactly what our research team set out to do. It would take us four months to survey more than 1,851 acres for the bird, battling sandstorms, stifling heat and impossible landscapes inside Paracas National Reserve — terrain that the tern has mastered.

Searching for the Invisible, Invincible Peruvian Tern

A black-tailed prairie dog stands near its burrow.

Ecologists Dig Prairie Dogs, And You Should Too