Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A new exhibit at the National Aviary in the North Side will profile birds that live in grassland habitats. Erin Estell says these environments, which can be found all over the world, are important to learn about.
“Grassland birds are among the fastest declining birds in North America right now,” she says.
The Grasslands exhibit will be the third exhibit at the National Aviary to have visitors and birds within the same space. The space is lined with a boardwalk, tall grasses, other greenery and, of course, grassland birds from different continents. Some birds are as local as finches in Pennsylvania, to various African birds.
The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, March 20.