Officially proclaimed as the National Aviary by Congress, outside of wild birding areas, this is a wonderful place to experience the world of birds. It's a great winter destination for those who enjoy birds.
Visitors are given opportunities to feed the birds at feeding time and, for an extra fee, excellent shows featuring remarkably trained birds are available.
There are some very rare species here, such as Guam Kingfishers, as well as an African penguin exhibit that is a favorite of kids. Flamingos and various parrots also are featured.
Birders, adults, and children all will enjoy the National Aviary.
I appreciated the emphasis placed on the environmental pressures threatening our feathered friends. In fact, more could be done, such as an exhibit explaining the great toll on birds taken by windmill generators.
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