Birds & Habitats

Birds & Habitats

The National Aviary is home to more than 550 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
  • Our Birds

    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.

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  • Habitats

    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.

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  • Live Streams

    Get a glimpse of wild Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle nests with live streaming content each spring season.

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  • Avian Hospital

    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.

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In The News

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Birdwatching takes flight in Pennsylvania | Keystone Edge

Birdwatching and birding have become wildly popular across PA.

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Bethel Park woman named National Aviary’s Volunteer of the Year | TribLIVE

Elaine Steffenauer is recognized for her dedication to the National Aviary.

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10 Things to Do This Week with Kids | Kidsburgh

Pick up a paintbrush and create a masterpiece during Brushes & Birds!

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Thousands of Birds Fly Over Pittsburgh During Mass Migration | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill discusses this annual return of birds from the north to their wintering grounds in the south.

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