NATIONAL AVIARY IN PITTSBURGH – MY FAVORITE!!!

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

October 5, 2019

The National Aviary is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and if you love birds, this is a must see!!!  THIS is what truly brought me to Pittsburgh and it was wonderful!  It is the largest aviary in the USA.  There are 200 different species and over 500 total birds.  They also have a sloth but, admittedly, the Aviary staff  say he mostly stays hidden and sleeps a lot .  I did not see him  even though a docent tried to point out his only visible leg to me in a tree.

Ninety-nine percent of the birds are  contained in recreated natural habitats  for the birds  who come from all over the world.  The habitats are divided up with a wetlands, grasslands, rainforest, and  penquin point   enclosures  and the birds are free flying so you can observe and enjoy as long as you would like to.   Some of the birds  clearly had no fear of humans and came to  sit right beside  me or stand as my feet.   I tried my best to identify each bird, yet still remain a mystery.

Andeon cock of the rock

Marianas fruit dove

Snowy egret

Golden breasted starling

White-eared catbird

Superb Sparrow

Purple throated fruitcrow

Burrowing Owl  – about 7 inches tall

I think this is a screech owl

Green singing finch

Red siskin

Shaft tailed finch

Turquoise Tanager

Western Kingbird

Owl finch

Flamingo

Guam kingfisher

Very curious bird

Roseate Spoonbill

Scarlet-headed blackbird

Guira cuckoo

Brown pelican

Venezuelan Troupial

White crested laughing thrush

Canary

Tawny frogmouth

Thanks for reading!

Hope you enjoyed!

 

 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Rauscher
    Oct 07, 2019 @ 06:36:33

    Great photos and beautiful birds! I know you were in heaven.

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  2. Judy Ludwig
    Oct 05, 2019 @ 12:44:46

    Loved these birds so beautiful. I especially loved your Emily Dickinson saying she was one of my grandmothers favorite poet. My grandmother also said she wished to come back as a bird due to their beautiful song and freedom in flight.

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