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 where 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 by 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
Catch a glimpse of a wild Peregrine Falcon nest through 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
Owl-O-Ween at the National Aviary: Who-o-o’s looking for fun? This owl-themed Halloween party offers a full day of activities.Read More »
Visit the National Aviary for events like Owl-O-Ween, International African Penguin Awareness Day, and more.Read More »
At an Oktoberfest Brunch at the National Aviary, German cuisine will be prepared by Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s Specialty Catering.Read More »
It was a big day for the National Aviary's Andean Condor chick. The aviary revealed her name, and she fledged the nest for the first time.Read More »
The chick, one of only three Andean Condors to hatch in North American zoos in the last year, was named by generous friends of the National Aviary. Today, she fledged the nest for the first time.Read More »