Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

National Aviary Blogs

Visiting Vulpro 2019

Follow along as National Aviary staff member Jenny Walsh travels to South Africa to team up with Vulpro, a vulture conservation and rescue organization that is leading the way to help protect endangered African vultures, along with supporters like the National Aviary.


Visiting South Africa: Baby Flamingo Rescue - 2019

More than 1,800 baby Lesser Flamingos were abandoned by their parents due to a severe drought at the Kamfers Dam in South Africa in 2019. An emergency evacuation and rehabilitation effort took place to save the helpless chicks. The National Aviary’s Teri Grendzinski was among the first to arrive on the scene to lend her expertise and support in the overwhelming task to save the flamingos. 

 

Visiting Saipan - 2019

Return to Saipan with our National Aviary staff member who blogs about her second trip to the island of Saipan. This trip also features a stopover at the island of Alamagan, establishing populations safe from the threat of the brown tree snake.

 

Visiting Saipan - 2018

Read the National Aviary staff member blog about her travels to the island of Saipan, part of the Northern Marianas Islands, to help translocate the Rufous Fantail and the Golden White-eye. This effort was made as part of the Marianas Avifauna Conservation Project, or “MAC” project.

 

Visiting SANCCOB 2016

Delve into these National Aviary staff blogs, highlighting their experiences working on South African Penguin conservation and education in South Africa. The National Aviary worked alongside SANCCOB, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, on this project.