Grasslands

Grasslands

The Grasslands is an indoor habitat where small songbirds from around the globe birds fly freely around you. This newly renovated habitat is a serene, quiet space where the soft chirps, trills, and songs of finches and sparrows surround you. Natural light filters in through skylights above you.

The incredibly long tail of the Paradise Whydah makes it a standout among the number of small species in the Grasslands. You may see beautiful Green Singing Finches gathering nesting material, or catch the inquisitive Owl Finches peering at you from the branches of trees. Shaft-tailed Finches land on perches close by. A Red Siskin’s red feathers make them stand out as they fly overhead.

The National Aviary is part of global collaborative program to help save this endangered species, native to Venezuela, and boost the population. All of the Red Siskins living in the Grasslands habitat were born in our state-of-the-art Breeding Center!

The plantscape of the Grasslands incorporates inspiration from grassland habitats around the world.

Go Birdwatching with a National Aviary Expert daily, included with admission, and travel outside to see a variety of birds, some similar to what you might find in our Grasslands habitat.

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You may also want to join our virtual Birding with Bob program!

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