Conservation

Conservation

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.

  • Projects

    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.

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  • Community Science

    Community science projects bring conservation and scientific inquiry to the backyards of people around southwestern Pennsylvania, and beyond.

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  • Saving Species

    Through collaborative Species Survival Plans®, we can help ensure healthy populations for threatened species.

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  • Stories

    Meet the birds we work to save, and the people who are making an impact on avian conservation worldwide.

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  • FlightPaths

    Read news from the National Aviary's Department of Conservation and Field Research.

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  • Lights Out

    This fall, you can help protect birds during their migratory journey!

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10 October events for Pittsburgh kids looking for excitement | Kidsburgh

Owl-O-Ween at the National Aviary: Who-o-o’s looking for fun? This owl-themed Halloween party offers a full day of activities.

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63 kid-friendly fall events in Pittsburgh and beyond | Kidsburgh

Visit the National Aviary for events like Owl-O-Ween, International African Penguin Awareness Day, and more.

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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Sept. 16-18 | TribLIVE

At an Oktoberfest Brunch at the National Aviary, German cuisine will be prepared by Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s Specialty Catering.

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National Aviary’s Andean Condor chick gets new name, fledges the nest | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

It was a big day for the National Aviary's Andean Condor chick. The aviary revealed her name, and she fledged the nest for the first time.

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Newly Named Andean Condor Chick Makes Her Big Debut at the National Aviary | ZooBorns

The chick, one of only three Andean Condors to hatch in North American zoos in the last year, was named by generous friends of the National Aviary. Today, she fledged the nest for the first time.

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