Adopt-A-Bird

Join in all the fun by symbolically adopting some of your favorite tropical species during Tropical Paradise, the National Aviary’s winter season!

NEW! Seasonal Species

Headshot of a female Andean Condor

Andean Condor

White-cheeked Turaco


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

Headshot of a Barred Owl

Barred Owl

An Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

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

Grey-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

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