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 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

    Catch a glimpse of a wild Peregrine Falcon nest through 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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Waddle We Do Without Penguins? | AZA Connect

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction African Penguin is a dedicated team of AZA members who collaborate to save African penguins from extinction.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED® Gold Certification | Glass on Web

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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National Aviary announces launch of “Tropical Paradise” | Observer Reporter

The National Aviary is opening its 70th year with the launch of “Tropical Paradise,” a new seasonal theme highlighting tropical animals and habitats through programming, signage and decor.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED Gold Certification | National Aviary News

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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Sunday Business Page: National Aviary Reaches Its 70th Year | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA's Jon Delano spoke with Cathy Schlott about the aviary and the Tropical Paradise season that's coming up.

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