Habitats

Our Habitats

Explore the National Aviary’s diverse habitats, full of lush greenery, natural light, and birdsong. In our large, walk-through habitats, you will be immersed in a world where birds fly, walk, waddle, and swim freely around you, offering the chance to get incredibly close to species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

  • Canary’s Call Presented by Dollar Bank

    This museum-style exhibit tells the story of birds as indicators of the health of our environment. As you stroll past a flock of lively Rainbow Lorikeets in their newly renovated habitat and gaze in at the striking orange Andean Cock-of-the-rock, you will learn that birds are trying to tell us something. Are you listening?

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  • Condor Court

    This expansive, mountainous outdoor habitat is home to impressive Andean Condors. Peer in through large glass viewing panels to see these enormous birds up close. Watch as they spread their wings to a span of 10 feet!

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  • Grasslands

    In the recently renovated Grasslands, take in the serene sounds of finches and sparrows. In this room full of songbirds from around the world, you’ll witness these small birds engaging in natural behaviors like nest building, feeding, and preening as they fly freely around you.

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  • Penguin Point

    An adorable colony of endangered African Penguins swim, splash, waddle, and sun themselves in this habitat, specially designed to mimic the rocky beaches of South Africa. Get a penguin’s-eye view from indoors in the viewing tunnels, and venture outside for a fully immersive experience.

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  • The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall

    See stunning birds of prey in their beautiful, naturalistic habitats. Meet lively Toco Toucans in the TreeTops habitat, and peek into our state-of-the-art Avian Care Center as our team of veterinarians care for our birds.

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  • Treetops

    View the gorgeous colors of a Toco Toucan and Vietnam Pheasant in this lush, naturalistic habitat.

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  • Tropical Rainforest

    Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the award winning Tropical Rainforest, where brilliantly colored birds fly freely around you. Hyacinth Macaws perch in front of a 15-foot waterfall as Snowy Egrets bathe and Victoria Crowned Pigeons stroll by. You may even catch a glimpse of a Two-toed Sloth high up in the canopy!

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  • Wetlands

    The Wetlands is an expansive, indoor habitat where more than 30 different bird species fly freely. The largest habitat at the National Aviary, the Wetlands recently underwent a total renovation!

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Pa. aviary announces new member of ‘extinct-in-the-wild’ species | PennLive

Here’s some wonderful news with regards to wildlife conservation efforts. A bird that has been considered extinct for decades has gained a fresh hatchling.

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Faces of the Valley: O’Hara’s Sarah Jones parlays passion for teaching into Volunteer of the Year Award from National Aviary | TribLive

O’Hara resident Sarah Jones calls herself a lucky duck. For her efforts, Jones, was named the Aviary’s 2023 Volunteer of the Year.

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National Aviary mourning loss of its first penguin, Stanley | WPXI

Stanley, who was named for the Stanley Cup, joined the family flock at the National Aviary in 2001 when he was two months old.

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Two Eurasian Eagle-Owl Chicks Hatch at National Aviary | National Aviary

A Eurasian Eagle-Owl, one of the largest owl species in the world, has hatched at the National Aviary.

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