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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In The News

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Verify: Experts encourage keeping feeders down | WUSA

"Keep your feeders down," Mulvihill said. "Wait until there is an announcement from one of the credible sources of information."

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National Aviary Experts Weigh in on Bird Illness | Pittsburgh Today Live - KDKA

PTL's David Highfield talks with National Aviary experts Dr. Pilar Fish and Bob Mulvihill about a mysterious illness that is killing songbirds in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Discovering the Joy of Outdoor Learning | Kidsburgh

All year round, the Pittsburgh region is full of great opportunities to explore outdoors — and build knowledge about science, math and the environment along the way.

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Seven Days in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Explore the biodiversity of Africa’s wildlife during African Adventure at the National Aviary.

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Drifting and Watching with the National Aviary | Pittsburgh Magazine

The bird zoo’s collaboration with L.L. Bean is a peaceful summer outing.

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