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 Kodiak, the Steller’s Sea-Eagle in their beautiful newly-renovated habitats. Meet lively Toco Toucans in the TreeTops Presented by Peoples 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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  • 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, 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

    Get the opportunity to get closer than ever to your favorite Wetlands birds, like flamingos, as their habitat undergoes an exciting renovation! Check out NEW Wonderful Waterbirds in our theater at noon, 1, and 3 pm while the Wetlands habitat is closed.

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In The News

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National Aviary to offer ‘World of Oceans’ program | Observer Reporter

The summer season has begun at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh where a “World of Oceans” await.

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Best of the Burgh: Best Pittsburgh Events to Get All Dressed Up | Pittsburgh Magazine

Night in the Tropics allows guests to explore the largest aviary in the country after dark; food, drinks, dancing and getting up-close with some of the Aviary’s 500 birds are mainstays of the program.

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Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary’s Second Annual Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan |

After a successful inaugural year, the virtual fundraiser supporting the National Aviary is back with a new, intuitive platform allowing hikers, bikers, and explorers to connect with nature from anywhere in the world.

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Vitro Architectural Glass Helping Restore Aviary Wetlands | Building Enclosure

The Wetlands habitat renovation includes the addition of over 20,000 square-feet of bird-friendly glass donated by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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