Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit
3000 Block of Connecticut Ave., NW
Location: Bird House
The National Zoo is home to hundreds of birds from all over the world. Since birds are an integral part of virtually every ecosystem, it's not surprising that birds are all over the Zoo, too, as residents and visitors.
- Outdoor Flight Exhibit: Open year round, the large flight cage, 90 feet high and 120 feet in diameter, allows birds to fly freely. It features numerous North and South American birds, such as cormorants, hooded mergansers, green-winged teals, cattle egret, little blue heron, Hamerkop, white-faced ibis, Mandarin duck, and wood ducks.
- Bird House: The widest variety of birds at the Zoo live indoors at the Bird House where a series of smaller exhibits encircle a large indoor jungle complete with free-flying tropical birds. Outside the Bird House are a number of other fascinating and large bird species, including a flock of flamingos.