The National Aviary is closed on Tuesday, March 20.

The National Aviary is closed on Tuesday, March 20.

Autumn Birding Adventure

September 30, 2017

Offsite: Western PA Birding Hotspots


Join National Aviary ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, on this bird watching day trip for all ages and experience levels!  Bob will introduce you to some of the best fall birding destinations within 50 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, and among the hundred or so species of birds that you may see will be warblers (like the Magnolia Warbler pictured below), shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl.

The tour will start at Harrison Hills Park, overlooking the Allegheny River north of the city, where more than 115 species of birds (including 25 warblers) have been observed in fall.  Next, we’ll visit Blue Spruce Park in Indiana County (137 species seen in fall, and famous as a location where you can hand feed the chickadees!).  Last but by no means least, we will visit Yellow Creek State Park, also in Indiana County, where avid birders have observed an incredible 195 species of birds in September! 

Bob will ensure not only that you see a lot of different kinds of birds, but also that you will enjoy good long looks at many of them, and learn about their natural history, too.  You will travel with Bob on a comfortable tour bus, and when you arrive at Blue Spruce Park you’ll enjoy a delicious brown bag lunch prepared by our Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen. 

Information and Pricing:

This awesome autumn bird adventure is scheduled for Saturday, September 30.  We will depart from the National Aviary promptly at 7:00am and return by 5:00pm.  Your parking, lunch, and drinks and snacks for the road are all included.  Plan on easy to moderate walking totaling about three miles.  Reserve your spot with Audrey Beichner (412 258-9463; .  

$85 for members/$95 for nonmembers.