Photo by Alyse Horn
Curator of Behavioral Management and Education Kathy Schlott holds a Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot, which is one of the birds that can be seen at the Aviary’s summer show.

By Ed Skirtich

A global garden for the birds has arrived, said Don Fallon, producer of “Taking Flight: An Aerial Adventure,” which will debut at The National Aviary on Saturday, March 24 and kick-off its summer season.

During the show, the bird’s unique flight patterns are showcased as they are released into the outdoor Rose Garden. The Aviary, 700 Arch St., has created a natural environment for the birds, which they thrive in.

“Nature provided them with their own niche,” Cathy Schlott said.

Schlott has been with the Aviary for 11 years and is the curator of behavioral management and education.

The birds included in the show are a Eurasian Eagle Owl, Augur Buzzard, Blue-fronted Amazon parrot, Yellow-naped Amazon parrot, a Kookaburra and more.

The show runs twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is included for free with the admission fee to the Aviary. Summer rates are $14 for adults, $12 for children and $13 for seniors who are 60-years-old and over. Children under 2-years-old are free.

The National Aviary is the only independent nonprofit indoor and outdoor zoo dedicated exclusively to birds in the country. The Aviary’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit their website at www.aviary.org.

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Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
Augur Buzzard
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot
Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
Augur Buzzard
Eurasian Eagle Owl