Birds & Habitats
Birds & Habitats
The National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds and mammals representing species from around the world. Explore walk-through habitats were birds fly freely around you, and a sloth can be spotted in the trees. Get up close to a colony of adorable penguins, see mysterious owls, and be amazed the impressive 10-foot wingspan of the Andean Condors.
As you spend time in each habitat, you’ll notice birds nesting, preening, singing, swimming, and interacting as they would in the wild. Watch our vibrant flamingos and parrots socializing, and meet rehabilitated eagles and pelicans who found a comfortable home that meets their every need at the National Aviary. Take time to discover more elusive species – some are endangered or event extinct in the wild, and learn about the National Aviary’s role in saving birds and protecting their habitats.
Experiencing rare birds that we won’t get to see in their natural habitat!National Aviary Visitor
There are many birds (and mammals) to discover at the National Aviary. Learn a bit about each species and where you can find them during your next visit.Learn More
The National Aviary was specially designed to mimic wild bird habitats that encourage natural and healthy bird behaviors while providing truly immersive interactions for our guests.Learn More
Get a glimpse of wild Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle nests with live streaming content each spring season.Learn More
The animals at the National Aviary receive the very best veterinary care. Learn about our team of experts and our state-of-the-art teaching hospital.Learn More
In The News
Buddy's and Holly's first chick is now officially two months old.Read More »
The “Aviary Insider Tour” is a 30-minute exploration of the National Aviary's habitats and animals, including close-up views of the birds.Read More »
Discover the funny side of birds and learn why art and science are natural allies with Rosemary Mosco, the naturalist and kids' book author behind Bird and Moon Comics!Read More »
Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill says it's not so cut and dry...Read More »
Party with flamingos at Flamingo Fest!Read More »