Awesome Aviaries

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The National Aviary is the largest aviary in the country. The aviary is home to over 500 birds representing more than 150 species. Alas, none of them are budgies. Boo.

This independent, aviary provides up-close interaction between visitors and the birds. Some you can hand feed. They provide educational programs, have a breeding program for endangered birds, conduct research and work to save endangered species by preserving natural habitats.So if you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area, make sure to check out the National Aviary! (Even though they don’t have budgies).


Cooper decided that once a month she wants to feature those who rescue, shelter or are active in the conservation of her feathered friends. This month she would like to promote Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue.

Mickaboo is an all volunteer organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide medical care, foster homes, educate the public and rescue 300 – 440 birds every year.

If you are in the San Francisco area and are looking for a companion bird, please consider adopting. You can find out how on Mickaboo’s website. You can also become a sponsor, volunteer,  shop Mickaboo or donate.

You can find out more about Mickaboo on their website or on facebook.