Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Watch Adorable and Educational Videos

Meet Benito & Sapphira - Hyacinth Macaws

If you have ever visited the Tropical Rainforest at the National Aviary, you have certainly met Benito and Sapphira! These two big blue birds with bright yellow markings around their eyes and bills are Hyacinth Macaws. 

 

Harris’s Hawks are large raptors that can be found throughout Mexico and the Southwest United States. They have long, yellow legs and a yellow cere (the bare patch on the bill near a bird’s eyes), and cinnamon-colored feathers that make them stand out in their desert habitat. They are unique among raptors for their very social nature: they almost always live in groups and work together to hunt and raise their young. 

Baby Lesser Flamingos

In 2019, National Aviary staff member Teri Grendzinski traveled to South Africa to help in a collaborative rescue mission for baby Lesser Flamingos. Check out this adorable chick taking a bath! Click here to read more about Teri's rescue mission.
 
 

Watch Vivien eat a snack!


Vivien, the Two-toed Sloth, was born in August 2017. Now two years old, Vivien is an ambassador for her species and greets visitors during Sloth Encounters! Enjoy this throwback clip of her eating delicious apples!
 
 

Remember this chick?

 
That's right... Clover, the Grey Crowned-crane hatched at the National Aviary in July 2019. Clover is also an ambassador for her species, and will be featured in future programming! Check out our Facebook page later today and guess what Clover looks like now. 
 
 

DJ & Sunshine

 
These African Penguin siblings hatched in 2017. Currently, they're Sidney and Bette's youngest chicks at the National Aviary...but that could change! DJ is just now going through his first molt! Sunshine completed hers a few months ago. Stay tuned for updates on DJ's molt!
 
 

Red-billed Hornbills

The male Red-billed Hornbill can be seen here bringing food to the female who keeps her chicks safely inside their nest! Using mud, she walls up the nest leaving a tiny sliver large enough to receive seeds, fruit, and insects from the male.