A shorebird, called a long-billed curlew, with a long, slender, curved bill, and mottled brown feathers flies over grasslands in Montana
Virginian Working Landscapes Directory, Dr. Amy Johnson, with an eastern meadowlark.
If you were a bird, where would you fly? The #SmithsonianMoL and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center are working at the Taim Ecological Station in southern Brazil to find out! Check out this bird's eye view as MoL scientists tag and track Snail Kites in order to learn more about their migration patterns as they forage for snails across wetlands in South America.

A special thanks to Adriano Gambarini ( for putting together this beautiful video. Additional thanks to our partners Saudi Aramco, ICMBio, Estação Ecológica do Taim - RS.
Follow Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center scientists as they discover the unknown migrations and movements of various species, including species native to dense tropical forests in Brazil like the Bare-throated bellbird (Procnias nudicollis).
Brown Pelican
Kirtland’s warbler