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 of endangered.

  • 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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  • The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall

    See stunning Bald Eagles and a Steller’s Sea-Eagle. Meet lively Toco Toucans in the TreeTops Presented by Peoples, and peek into our state-of-the-art Avian Care Center as our team of veterinarians care for our birds.

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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 newly renovated Grasslands, take in the serene sounds of finches, euphonias, 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 penguin experience.

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  • Tropical Rainforest

    Immerse yourself in the warm, 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, where 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

    In this dynamic, warm habitat, a flock of American Flamingos wades in the water while dazzling Inca Terns and Roseate Spoonbills fly overhead. Listen for the spirited calls from a flock of Hadada Ibis perched high along the glass ceiling, or listen to the haunting whistling call of one of the bird world’s most unique species, the Sunbittern.

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Top 10 Things to do in Pittsburgh with Kids | Trekaroo

At the National Aviary, families can enjoy friends of the feathered variety.

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Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan | National Aviary News

Registration is now open for the first National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan!

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9 groups helping Pittsburgh kids celebrate Earth Day throughout April | Kidsburgh

Plan to spend the day at the National Aviary on April 24, when the schedule is jam-packed with Earth Day fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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National Aviary Welcomes Its Newest African Penguin Chick | Happy Living Magazine

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh welcomed its newest penguin in January. The chick is the first offspring of parents Buddy and Holly.

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Pittsburgh’s National Aviary Saving Endangered Species Around the World | North Hills Monthly

By supporting the National Aviary and its work, Pittsburghers never have to leave town to take part in conservation programs that are saving birds all over the world.

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