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
Community science projects bring conservation and scientific inquiry to the backyards of people around southwestern Pennsylvania, and beyond.Learn More
Through collaborative Species Survival Plans®, we can help ensure healthy populations for threatened species.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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The National Aviary is partnering with ECO-CELL, an organization that recycles electronic items smaller than a laptop in order to reduce the demand for coltan and coltan mining.Learn More
This fall, you can help protect birds during their migratory journey!Find Out How!
In The News
Night in the Tropics returns in July!Read More »
The summer season has begun at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh where a “World of Oceans” await.Read More »
Night in the Tropics allows guests to explore the largest aviary in the country after dark; food, drinks, dancing and getting up-close with some of the Aviary’s 500 birds are mainstays of the program.Read More »
Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary’s Second Annual Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan |
After a successful inaugural year, the virtual fundraiser supporting the National Aviary is back with a new, intuitive platform allowing hikers, bikers, and explorers to connect with nature from anywhere in the world.Read More »
The Wetlands habitat renovation includes the addition of over 20,000 square-feet of bird-friendly glass donated by Vitro Architectural Glass.Read More »