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 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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  • The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall

    See stunning eagles like Kodiak, the Steller’s Sea Eagle 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Now open and ready for your visit! The Wetlands presented by Peoples 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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Kidsburgh’s 2023 big guide to summer camps in Pittsburgh and the region | Kidsburgh

The National Aviary summer camps are superhero-themed and focus on the amazing adaptations that birds possess.

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On one particular occasion, the National Aviary was able to pull off a grand proposal that included penguins playing as the true love masterminds behind it all.

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Feed A Sloth At National Aviary In Pennsylvania For An Adorable Adventure | Only in Your State

Explore the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, a family-friendly destination that’s home to countless birds and a few mammals – from penguins and bald eagles to sloths.

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How Are Visitors — And Birds — Reacting To The National Aviary’s New Wetlands? | Pittsburgh Magazine

Four months after the National Aviary opened its $3 million renovated Wetlands exhibit, the space is getting high marks — not only from visitors, but also from the birds.

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