Saving Birds and Protecting Habitats

The Department of Conservation and Field Research is dedicated to advancing the National Aviary’s crucial role in saving birds and protecting habitats. The department was created to study the impacts of human population and resource consumption on birds and the environment. We address these issues with targeted programs to maximize our impact for protection of biodiversity and to address conservation priorities not being addressed by other organizations.

The National Aviary conducts conservation research programs in the United States and abroad, including Marianas Islands, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and islands across the Caribbean Basin.

Our national and international conservation and field research projects span a range of topics and perspectives, from classical ecological research, to applied conservation, to more traditional zoo-based reintroduction activities. Projects are founded on the belief that field research, conservation and education are fundamentally linked and are best done in concert.