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In the Media

Visit National Aviary birds for free

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Visit National Aviary birds for free

Impact of COVID-19 on the National Aviary in Pittsburgh

KDKA Radio- Executive Director of the National Aviary Cheryl Tracy discusses how the country's largest aviary is being impacted by the coronavirus.

Andean Condors at Aviary are brooding a fertile egg

Butler Eagle: The pair of Andean Condors at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, 36-year-old Lianni, and her male partner, Lurch, are now brooding a fertile egg that is expected to hatch in late May or early June.

Andean condor egg on view at the National Aviary

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Two big birds named Lianni and Lurch have laid a very important egg at the National Aviary.

The National Aviary’s Andean Condors are Expecting

Pittsburgh Magazine: Lianni and Lurch are caring for a single egg, expected to hatch in early June.

Mother Nature's Got Her Own Plan! Rare Condor Couple Lays An Egg

Sparkt: Lianni the Andean Condor turned 36 years old on Thursday. She hopes to be having a baby soon.

At National Aviary, Dottie the penguin’s best medicine is love

TribLive: Dottie, an African Penguin at the National Aviary on the North Side, is part of an Emergency Care Effort to help her health.

Andean Condor Pair Incubating Egg At National Aviary

KDKA: The Andean Condors at the National Aviary are expecting a chick in the coming weeks.

National Aviary’s Andean condor couple again lay rare egg

TribLive: Andean condor couple Lianni and Lurch are brooding an egg

National Aviary’s 36-year-old Andean Condor caring for egg

WPXI: After a courtship that began earlier this year, the National Aviary's Andean Condors, Lurch and Lianni, are now caring for an egg.

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Andean condor celebrates her 36th birthday sitting on an egg in Pittsburgh’s National Aviary

PennLive: The National Aviary in Pittsburgh announced today that an Andean condor, Lianni, is celebrating her 36th birthday today, April 23, sitting on an egg.

Pittsburgh parents, keep the kids engaged with these online activities from local groups

Next Pittsburgh: While the National Aviary cares for its flock, you can visit some feathered friends (and sloths!)

36-year-old Andean Condor has an Egg at the National Aviary

Years after life-saving veterinary intervention, Lianni has a hopeful new beginning. Now, the pair are caring for a fertile egg, which could hatch in late May to early June. Lianni is a very special bird, and today, she is celebrating her 36th birthday.

7 things to do with kids (at home) this week in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh: It’s Owl Week at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh with lots of goings-on.

National Aviary Programs

The National Aviary is closed to the public, but the staff still has more than 500 birds to care for. To give people continued access to penguins, owls, parrots and so many other birds, and to generate income, the North Side facility has launched a CyBIRD Learning Platform for schools, families and scouts and other groups.

The National Aviary Remains Crowded (with Birds)

Pittsburgh Magazine: The North Side zoo has staff hard at work caring for their flock — and providing educational materials for families schooling at home.

Animals at Work

Pittsburgh City Paper

Wild Animals from Around the World: National Aviary on Wendy Williams

National Aviary Hyacinth Macaw "flies in" to join David Mizejewski from National Wildlife Federation on Wendy Williams to show how birds communicate: the subject of the new Dolittle movie!

National Aviary Breaks Ground on 9,000 Square-Foot Construction Project Featuring New Event Space and Entryway

The National Aviary broke ground today on a new 9,000 square-foot construction project that includes a grand entryway and a new event space, The Garden Room, opening Fall 2020! The Garden Room will be perfect for weddings, events, and education programs with access to beautiful outdoor amenities!

The Best Zoo in Every State

Insider; MSN: National Aviary named best zoo in PA, according to Yelp.

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23 Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids

Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Getaway

Pair of Toco Toucans joins the National Aviary in new habitat, the TreeTops presented by Peoples

The largest of the toucan species shares habitat with a species extinct in the wild

National Aviary opens Living Dinosaurs, presented by Peoples, for the summer season

Daily guided tours, a chance to fly through Jurassic times as a Pterosaur, hands-on play, real dinosaur fossils and touchable replicas among the elements highlighting traits that birds and dinosaurs share

Andean Condor Egg Laid at the National Aviary Public invited to Watch via Live Streaming Nest Cam

Aviary releases video showing a rare and remarkable look at the moments before, during, and after the egg is laid

Allegheny County Health Department message potentially affecting persons who visited the National Aviary on April 28, 2019

There is no ongoing risk to visitors to the National Aviary since the risk was isolated to a specific time on the afternoon of 4/28.

National Aviary celebrates World Penguin Day Thursday, April 25, with penguin-themed activities.

RAD's 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with activities changing at the 25th minute of every hour. National Aviary is home to 18 African Penguins, an endangered species.

Every 25th Visitor to National Aviary Wins on March 25 in Celebration of RAD 25th Anniversary

March continues a year-long promotion of discounts, prize giveaways and promotions at the National Aviary

National Aviary Welcomes Rehabilitated Brown Pelican

National Aviary encourages community to meet the new pelican, vote on its name

It's Summertime Somewhere

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SEEN

Aviary's Choice Awards

In light of awards season, the National Aviary team is honoring some of our most dynamic birds for their most notable traits.

Seven Interesting and Observable Examples of Avian Courtship

The birds at the National Aviary are getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit! To celebrate, we’re sharing interesting and observable examples of avian courtship!

12 Women to Meet in 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National Aviary Visits the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

See Squire the Lanner Falcon soar to Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart!

National Aviary visits the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

See Tyler the Hyacinth Macaw soar over the audience on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

Night in the Tropics

Pittsburgh Quarterly

The Disco Kid

Confessions of a Human Vacuum

Adorable Baby Owl Arrives At National Aviary

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Meet the National Aviary’s newest arrival – a newborn Eurasian eagle owl.

National Aviary Appears on the Ellen Show

Five-year-old cancer survivor Violet Brielle Spataro gets a personal introduction with Valentino, the baby Two-toed Sloth.

National Aviary and Baby Sloth Valentino Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Public Invited to Watch Party in Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater!

Hatching of Guam Kingfisher Chicks at National Aviary Boosts Population of Species Now Extinct in the Wild

AZA Species Survival Plan™ Breeding Program Plays Critical Role in Saving Species Nearly Wiped Out by Accidental Introduction of Brown Tree Snake to Island of Guam

Urban crows rob rooftop nests of Common Nighthawk

Research by Steven Latta, Director of Conservation and Field Research at the National Aviary and Krista Latta

National Aviary's newest Penguin has a Name

In honor of World Penguin Day on April 25, the National Aviary asked the public to help name its newest female penguin, and the results are in!

Public Can Vote to name National Aviary’s newest Penguin

Visit before midnight April 25 to vote

Baby Two-Toed Sloth Joins the Flock at National Aviary

Three-month-old Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth Will Be Hand-Raised as Educational Ambassador for Rainforest Species

Baby Two-Toed Sloth Arrives In Pittsburgh On Private Jet

KDKA’s Dave Crawley reports on the baby sloth’s arrival.

Carry-over effects provide linkages across the annual cycle of a Neotropical migratory bird. By Dr. Steve Latta

This ground-breaking National Aviary study of hormone levels in feathers of a migratory bird reveals that energy stress during the breeding season has significant “carry-over” effects: stressed birds occupy lower quality winter territories, have poorer body condition, and experience reduced annual survival.

Watch the National Aviary on the 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon

Watch the feathers fly starting at the 2:00 minute mark!

Louisiana Waterthrush Study Published

New study uses songbird as bioindicator of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing

Muchas Gracias! Night in the Tropics 2015

The National Aviary’s signature fundraiser was a feathered fiesta!

Night in the Tropics

Purchase your tickets today to the Feathered Fiesta!

Andean Condor Exhibit Opens at National Aviary

Expansive new exhibit provides intimate look at endangered Andean Condors and other birds of prey.

Backstage With The Penguins

The Meredith Vieira Show

Condor Court renovations begin at the National Aviary. New exhibit to house four Andean Condors.

The National Aviary is bringing Andean Condor conservation, education, and a little bit of Ecuador to Pittsburgh’s Northside with a new exhibit.

National Aviary displays life-size carvings of Passenger Pigeon and two other extinct birds, hosts reception with the artist

Now through December, area institutions mark the extinction of a once abundant bird in Pennsylvania with Project Passenger Pigeon Pittsburgh.

Keep Your Hummingbird Feeders Up Even as the Temperatures Drop This Fall

Public's Help Sought to Study Cold-weather Hummingbirds

National Aviary Awarded Power of Light Grant

Duquesne Light has awarded a $20,000 Power of Light grant to support the National Aviary’s educational programming throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Eagles at the Front Bus Tour

Join National Aviary ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill for a one-of-a-kind tour and Golden Eagle watching experience!

Summer Camp Fun

What happens when you introduce 183 young avian enthusiasts to more than 500 birds? One great summer camp of course!

Night in the Tropics was on Fire!

The 2014 Night in the Tropics’ fiery theme turned up the heat for the 1,000 people who flocked to the National Aviary’s annual fundraising event.

National Zookeeper Week

The National Aviary is celebrating National Zookeeper Week, July 19th through July 26th.

Baby ducks delight visitors at the National Aviary

On Saturday morning, June 21, visitors to the National Aviary were greeted with an adorable surprise.

National Aviary Appears on Comcast Newsmakers to Showcase Summer Highlights

National Aviary talks about Night in the Tropics and new summer show.

"For The Birds" is Theater in Flight

“For the Birds” is a visual symphony designed for the National Aviary’s Helen M. Schmidt Flight Zone™ Theatre in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

National Aviary Names Newest African Penguins "Disco Dan" and "Mary Beth," Announces April 5 They'll Join the Colony

The National Aviary surprised Bylsma and his family prior to a celebratory penguin practice swim today, naming their two newest African Penguins – a female and male hatched on November 29 and December 2, 2013, respectively – after Mary Beth and “Disco Dan” Bylsma.

Thank You, "Abby"

The National Aviary mourns the loss of “Abby” the Bald Eagle

National Aviary Announces New Permanent Exhibit

Named “Canary’s Call,” exhibit highlights birds as indicators of environmental change Exhibit features signature bird species alongside giant fruit bats called Malayan flying foxes

National Aviary Launches “Feed the Penguin” Auction

Bid for your chance to spend a morning behind the scenes with the National Aviary's African penguins!

National Aviary Appoints New Leader

Cheryl Tracy has been named the new Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of the National Aviary, effective July 1.

Flying Wild with the National Aviary!

Educational program introduces bird conservation

“Aviary on the Air” to Debut January 30th on KQV 1410

The National Aviary is proud to announce that its new radio show, “Aviary on the Air”, will debut on January 30th at 7 P.M. Eastern on KQV AM 1410.

January 13th, 2013
Radio Disney Backyard Show

January 13th, 2013, Jamie Travitz

December 9th, 2012
Radio Disney Backyard Show

December 9th, 2012, Jamie Travitz

National Aviary Birds to Appear on Today Show

Two winter-loving birds head to New York City

Santa Claus to Visit National Aviary

Skip the Shopping Mall a memorable holiday photo

Kids with Autism Get Special Visit with Santa

National Aviary Offers Special Program

New Birds of Prey on Exhibit at the National Aviary

North Side Attraction Prepares for the Holidays

Celebrate Owl-o-Ween

Hoot your way through Aviary in costume!

National Aviary Offers Positive Parroting Workshop

Do you have a pet parrot? Are you considering adding a pet parrot to your household? Parrots – including parakeets, cockatiels, conures, macaws, and cockatoos – can be incredibly rewarding pets for the right home, but they are not a low-maintenance alternative to a dog or cat.

Two African Penguin Chick Hatch at the National Aviary

First penguins hatched at National Aviary grow pen

Media Coverage

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Media Contacts

Molly Toth

Communications Specialist

Phone: 412-258-9456


Carly Morgan

Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone: 412-258-9441