How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds

How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds (HM23ZA)

Location: Washington, DC 20008
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.712', W 77° 2.849'

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Smithsonian's National Zoo

—125 Years —

In the early 1990s, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) scientists found that shade farms, where coffee is grown within forest-like settings, provide refuge for migratory and resident birds, in contrast to conventional open-sun coffee farms without shade trees.

By 1998, to reward traditional coffee farming, SMBC developed the Bird-Friendly coffee certification. It is the only seal that ensures 100% organic shade-grown coffee. That's good for the birds, the farmers and the ecosystem!

Bird Friendly
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center


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Traditionally-managed shade farms can support over 150 bird species, more than any other type of agricultural habitat.

In conventional farming, coffee is planted in full sun. The forest is lost along with many species that would live within it.

The Baltimore oriole, a migratory bird that lives in tropical shade coffee farms, returns north each year to breed.
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HM NumberHM23ZA
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Placed BySmithsonian Institution
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Date Added Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322518 N 4310838
Decimal Degrees38.92853333, -77.04748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.712', W 77° 2.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 42.72" N, 77° 2' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 Olmsted Walk, Washington DC 20008, US
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