Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

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.

  • Project Principalis

    The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is one of the most iconic birds in North America. Learn about the National Aviary's efforts to document this species.

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  • High Andes Habitats

    The High Andes is one of the world's biodiversity treasures, but it is under-studied and at risk. Learn about our work to protect the diverse bird species in this region.

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  • Mariana Islands

    The unique birds of the Mariana Islands face a threat from an invasive species. Learn about the multi-faceted approach the National Aviary is taking to protect species.

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  • Neotropical Migratory Birds

    Neotropical birds are facing declining populations. Read about our efforts to study these indicator species and protect the habitats they rely on for wintering and breeding.

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  • Hispaniola

    Hispaniola is a hotspot for biodiversity, home to many endemic and migratory species, but its forests are rapidly disappearing. Learn how we are working to further conservation efforts on the island.

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  • Meet Our Team

    Meet the researchers, research assistants, and student researchers who work around the globe to save birds and protect their habitats.

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New Aviary Insider Tour Lets You Experience Nature From Home | WESA

The “Aviary Insider Tour” is a 30-minute exploration of the National Aviary's habitats and animals, including close-up views of the birds.

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11 Best Things To Do With Kids in Pittsburgh This March | Macaroni Kid South Hills

Discover the funny side of birds and learn why art and science are natural allies with Rosemary Mosco, the naturalist and kids' book author behind Bird and Moon Comics!

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Hey Ray! Are Robins Really A Sign Of Spring? | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill says it's not so cut and dry...

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