The National Aviary offers in-person birdwatching outings, ecotourism trips, and a variety of engaging classes for people of all skill levels!
Birding Expeditions with Bob
Meet up with National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill for physically distanced outdoor birding adventures throughout Western Pennsylvania. Learn techniques to enhance your birding skills and explore birding spots that may yield great opportunities to see birds native to and migrating through the state.
This is a meet up-style program; participants travel independently to the locations.Learn More!
Bird Watching Kayak Tour with L.L.Bean
Get outside and explore local birds from a new angle- the water! We’re teaming up with L.L.Bean to offer this new kayaking birdwatching tour, great for new and experienced kayakers alike.Learn More!
Who-o-o will you hear calling from the trees at night? Take a twilight trek through Pittsburgh’s parks with National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill to search for owls. Learn about the various owl species found in and around Pittsburgh, get to know their adaptations and behaviors, and with any luck, hear one calling from up in the trees! Participants should wear appropriate footwear for walking on unpaved paths and have a flashlight handy. Protective face masks must be worn over the nose and mouth and physical distancing between household groups is observed during all National Aviary activities. Stay tuned for new Owl Prowls in 2021!