Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Flying High – The Journey of Migratory Seabirds

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar featuring Autumn-Lynn Harrison aired June 8, 2021, as part of the museum's celebration of World Ocean Day, which focused on "Hope Spots," places that are critical to the health of our ocean around the globe. Watch a recording in the player above.


In this video, the National Zoo’s Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison explores the stories of three sister species of jaegers, seabirds that migrate across thousands of miles over ocean and land every year! As we follow the birds from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to locations around the globe, we’ll learn why these birds migrate, how scientists study them, and how they survive the challenges they face as they travel the world. Autumn-Lynn is an ecologist and conservation biologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, which is located at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Moderator: Meaghan Cuddy, museum educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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