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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is located in the Atlantic Flyway, a major north-south route for migratory birds traveling between breeding grounds in the north and warm places to spend the winter in the south. It also is a year-round home for many non-migratory birds.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is one of Washington, DC’s most active hot-spots for bird watching. You can help scientists document bird distribution, abundance, habitat use, and trends by submitting your bird sightings to While there, you can see pictures and listen to the calls of the 240 different species of birds that have been spotted by visitors to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

We encourage you to share your photos of birds and other wildlife at the park. Please tag @kenaqgardens on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and use #dclilyponds #birding and #findyourpark.

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Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local officials in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, including the visitor center, gardens & park grounds, is closed until further notice.Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.
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