Adopt-A-Bird

Join in all the fun by symbolically adopting some of your favorite owl species during Forests, the National Aviary’s fall season!

NEW! Seasonal Species

Headshot of a Barred Owl

Barred Owl

An Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Andean Condor Chick


Signature Species

Always available for symbolic adoption! Pick from some of our most popular birds at an adoption level that’s right for you.

An African Penguin swimming underwater

African Penguin

A Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth hanging upside down on a branch

Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth

American Flamingo preening itself

American Flamingo

Rainbow Lorikeet perched on a branch

Rainbow Lorikeet

Hyacinth Macaw perched on a branch

Hyacinth Macaw

A Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

A Brown Pelican on a branch

Brown Pelican

Victoria Crowned Pigeon perched on a branch

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

All proceeds from adoption go directly to support animal care efforts at the National Aviary. You can’t go wrong with this unique gift only available at the National Aviary. You can symbolically adopt a penguin, sloth, flamingo, and more for yourself or someone else. Digital and print options available!

Adopt-A-Bird mailed packages will be prepared and mailed within 14 days. For a quicker delivery, you may choose the digital option and receive your digital package within 3 business days.


Past Season Adoptable Species

Get the opportunity to symbolically adopt the most popular birds from our most recent season, Journey to Africa Presented by Peoples, like a Grey-crowned Crane, Hooded Vulture, or Red-billed Hornbill!

A grey crowned-crane perches on a rock with National Aviary logo in background

Gray Crowned-Crane

A Hooded Vulture

Hooded Vulture

A Red-billed Hornbill perched on a branch

Red-billed Hornbill

A Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Headshot of a female Andean Condor

Andean Condor

White-cheeked Turaco

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It was a big day for the National Aviary's Andean Condor chick. The aviary revealed her name, and she fledged the nest for the first time.

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The chick, one of only three Andean Condors to hatch in North American zoos in the last year, was named by generous friends of the National Aviary. Today, she fledged the nest for the first time.

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