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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10 Places to Visit on Sunny Days in Pittsburgh! | Her Campus

On a nice, sunny day, college students can head to the North Shore and visit the National Aviary!

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3 peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cathedral of Learning nest | TribLIVE

Morela, a female peregrine falcon, laid the four eggs in March, and she and mate Ecco have been incubating them for the past month. The National Aviary operates a nest cam, so viewers can watch Morela and mate Ecco care for the chicks.

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3 peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cathedral of Learning nest | Yahoo! News

Three peregrine falcons hatched Sunday in the nest atop the Cathedral of Learning, according to Pittsburgh's National Aviary.

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Why Pittsburgh is So Much More than a Steel Town | Conde Nast Traveler

The immersive, experiential Mattress Factory, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory, The National Aviary and The Frick Pittsburgh are among the city’s other outstanding cultural institutions.

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First Peregrine Falcon Chick Hatches At Pitt’s Cathedral Of Learning Nest | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary announced that the first Peregrine Falcon chick has hatched at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning nest on Sunday.

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