Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania: National Aviary

It's tough to pinpoint exactly when the word "birding" entered out vocabulary. But those who love to see as many different birds as possible should head to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

There are more than 250 birds on display at the facility, two of which are shown here. The aviary does a good job of placing the birds in something resembling natural surroundings, and there are frequent talks about birds for visitors. One included a penguin, who by the way wasn't named Mario Lemieux of Sidney Crosby but probably should have been.

The park-like setting that surrounds the main building is also nice. If you have a couple of free hours, this place is worth the stop.

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