Conservation Research

The National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world.

Generous financial support from Colcom Foundation throughout the years has helped the National Aviary fulfill our mission and our vision to save birds and protect their habitats. The Foundation has provided critical funding for veterinary programs, endangered bird breeding programs, conservation and field research at home and abroad, educational programs, and important habitat upgrades. As a result, the Aviary has achieved a number of conservation milestones and helped hundreds of thousands of visitors learn to be good stewards of our environment.


An Invitation to Learn from East Palestine

April 24, 2024 | Read More →

Schedule Announced for Hard to Recycle Collection Events

March 19, 2024 | Read More →

WVU-led Three Rivers Quest expands environmental research and education efforts with Colcom Foundation support

March 12, 2024 | Read More →

21 species declared extinct — but not the ivory-billed woodpecker

October 18, 2023 | Read More →

40% of Freshwater Fish Species in North America Are in Danger. Here’s why they’re in hot water.

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

29% of North America’s Bird Population Has Disappeared Since 1970. What’s Next?

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

If America’s Water Supply Is Tapped by 2071, How Are We Going to Quench the Thirst of Another 100 Million People?

January 29, 2020 | Read More →