The National Aviary works to save birds and protect habitats around the world. The Department of Conservation and Field Research studies human impacts on birds and the environment and develops targeted programs to protect biodiversity. 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. Our projects are founded on the belief that field research, conservation, and education are linked, and are best done in concert.
The National Aviary conducts conservation research programs in the United States, Mariana Islands, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean Basin. Learn more about our work to save birds and protect habitats at home and abroad.Learn More
Saving Species From Extinction
Through collaborative Species Survival Plans®, we can help ensure healthy populations for threatened species.Learn More
This fall, you can help protect birds during their migratory journey!Find Out How!
Community science projects bring conservation and scientific inquiry to the backyards of people around southwestern Pennsylvania, and beyond.Learn More
Meet the birds we work to save, and the people who are making an impact on avian conservation worldwide.Learn More
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In The News
The National Aviary publicly welcomed a new, male Andean Condor named Bud to Pittsburgh this week.Read More »
The National Aviary announced the arrival of one of its newest residents Thursday.Read More »
This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, right alongside the birds at the National Aviary.Read More »
The National Aviary recently welcomed another bird into its flock.Read More »
The National Aviary is moving forward without one of its most popular and colorful attractions — a favorite among both staff and visitors.Read More »