The National Aviary offers in-person birdwatching outings, ecotourism trips, and a variety of engaging classes for people of all skill levels!
Upcoming Outdoor Classes:
Birdwatching Kayak Tour with L.L.Bean
Sunday, October 1 | 8 am – 11 am | North Park Lake | Register Here | Fall excursion!
Birdwatching Kayak Tour Details
Take to the water with the National Aviary and L.L.Bean for a birding adventure by kayak! L.L.Bean’s experienced and professional guides will provide on-land instruction on kayak equipment, basic strokes, and safety guidelines before a National Aviary expert leads kayakers out on North Park Lake in Allegheny County. Kayakers will scan the shoreline and surrounding forest for birds. L.L.Bean will provide all necessary equipment, including kayaks, paddles, safety floatation devices, and L.L.Bean Discovery Binoculars. For additional details, please click here.
Participants must be 8 years or older; under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult companion.
Owl Prowl + Birding Kayak Tour
Sunday, October 15 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | North Park Lake | FEW SPOTS REMAIN!!!
Owl Prowl + Birding Kayak Details
Two of our most popular fall programs are combining in 2023 for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join National Aviary Ornithology and Education experts and L.L.Bean’s professional guides for an Owl Prowl + Birdwatching Kayak Tour! This one water AND land event promises to be an exhilarating fall activity. First, observe birds by kayak during a beautiful evening tour. Watch as birds settle in for the night, then move nearby trails for twilight trek to search and listen for native owls.
L.L.Bean’s experienced guides will provide on-land instruction on kayak equipment, basic strokes, and safety guidelines before a National Aviary expert leads kayakers out on the water to scan the shoreline and surrounding forest for birds. All equipment, including kayaks, paddles, safety floatation devices, and binoculars are included. No prior experience necessary.
Kayakers must be 8 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bird Expeditions Details
Join a National Aviary Ornithology expert for a morning of birdwatching at Pennsylvania’s most scenic locations.
Learn about migratory birds at Powdermill Avian Research Center, a field station for Carnegie Museum of Natural History and dive into the migrating patterns of raptors in the Allegheny Front in the Laurel Highlands.
Space is limited; registration in required.
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Stay tuned for details on upcoming trips!
Visit our FAQ section of our website for our cancellation policy.
In cases of insufficient registration, the National Aviary reserves the right to cancel any program. Under these circumstances, you will receive a full refund.