Bird House

March 13, 2023 – Permanent
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National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Bird House and bird plateau

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The Bird House exhibition invites visitors to flock this way and soar into the fascinating world of North American shorebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds. As guests make their way through the shores of the Delaware Bay, a lush prairie pothole and a tropical bird friendly coffee farm, nearly 80 species of free-flighted birds stride, paddle, tweet and fly all around. These immersive aviaries mimic natural ecosystems—places that boost both bird and humans’ wellbeing. New additions to the building offer even more ways to dive deeper into the story of migratory birds, while retaining the charm of the original mosaic archway entrance, on display in the Bird House lobby.

The outdoor plateau surrounding the Bird House predominantly features birds of the Western hemisphere. Plus, visitors can see a living example of a bird-friendly garden, where native plants like purple coneflowers, downy serviceberry trees, and highbrush blueberry bushes provide food and habitat for birds and other local wildlife.

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (summer) / 4 p.m. (winter) Last admittance 5:30 p.m. (summer) / 3:30 p.m. (winter)