The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

Earth Day 50 Year Anniversary

Earth Day programming is made possible by the Herbert G. Feldman Charitable Foundation, a matching gift partner. Please donate today to double your gift. Every dollar will be matched until midnight tonight:

This Earth Day, help us protect birds and their habitats from home!

Create a backyard habitat

Provide food, water, and shelter in your outdoor space, and you’ll soon have birds flocking to your backyard, your porch, or even your windowsill! Not sure how to get started? Check out our “Backyard Birds” activity packets, which contain helpful suggestions on attracting birds to your backyard. You can also watch a new Ask the Expert on the subject! 

Eat sustainably sourced seafood that helps protect penguins

Did you know that penguins can eat up to 15% of their body weight in fish every day? That’s a lot of fish! But overfishing can reduce fish populations, making it hard for penguins to find enough food. By choosing sustainably harvested seafood at the grocery store or restaurants, we can help ensure healthy oceans and protect penguins. Choosing the best seafood is easy with the Seafood Watch app, which you can find information about here!

Help protect rainforests while you shop

Approximately 50% of the products we use every day contain palm oil. When grown unsustainably, palm oil plantations contribute to the destruction of rainforest habitats around the world. We can make rainforest-friendly purchases by buying products from companies that use sustainable palm oil. It’s easy! Download the Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping Guide App from your phone's app store and scan a product’s barcode to find out if it’s an environmentally-friendly choice.

Here are a few more links to help connect you to the great outdoors from home.