Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding

National Geographic Explorer Pete Marra is an ornithologist, which is a fancy title for someone who studies birds. He started "birding" at six years old and has since dedicated his career to studying birds and figuring out why and how they migrate thousands of kilometers a year. Pete shows us just how many birds fly through Washington, D.C., United States, and even catches a couple in his backyard—giving us an intimate look at our feathered friends.


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Biology, Ecology, Conservation

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André Gabrielli, National Geographic Society
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October 19, 2023

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