Tracy Aviary

589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

801-596-8500

Mission Statement :
Tracy Aviary inspires curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.

History

In 2005, Tracy Aviary initiated a massive renovation effort that will completely transform its physical landscape and exhibits. This unprecedented transformation is guided by a master plan that directs future exhibits to represent different bird habitats found north and south along the Western Hemispheric Flyway – the migratory route used by bird species that frequent the Great Salt Lake and other Utah landscapes.

Renovation projects to have been completed as by Summer 2013 include:

Destination Argentina (2005) includes a flamingo pond featuring a flock of our pink friends along with other bird, such as white-faced whistling ducks and Chileon wigeons The exhibit also includes a black-necked swan pond, plus an intimate walk-through aviary with more than twenty birds, including monk parakeets, saffron finches, guira cuckoo, red-headed cardinals, elegant-crested tinamous, and southern lapwing.

Renovation of the historic Chase Mill (2006), Utah’s oldest standing industrial building, offers unmatched character and a perfect place for bird-day parties and summer camps. Other uses include indoor bird programs, weddings or anniversary parties.

New Exhibits for both Bald and Golden Eagles (2007), each with a water feature and landscape plants common to typical habitats. The bald eagle habitat replicates a higher elevation forest while the golden eagle habitat represents the open desert.

Renovated Sandhill Crane Exhibit (2008), with the addition of a pond and wetland plant species as well as many grasses typically found in Utah meadows.

Kennecott Wetland Immersion Experience (2009) replaced the antiquated “flight cage” that dated back to the days when the zoo was located on the Tracy Aviary site. Visitors are now enticed to walk on a boardwalk through this exhibit and get nose to beak with birds commonly found in Utah. Birds in this exhibit include white-faced ibis, black-crowned night heron, American avocet, black-necked stilt, long-billed curlew, American coot, and more.

Amazon Adventure (2009), filled with sun conures, is an exhibit providing a unique opportunity to get up close and actually feed the birds. Operating year round, our website provides information about cost and feeding times.

Seriema Exhibit (2010), added to the Destination Argentina exhibit, converted an under-utilized meadow into an opportunity to show-off one of Argentina’s most unusual looking birds.

Southern Ground Hornbill Exhibit (2010) was built to house our collection of one of our most charismatic bird species. The exhibit includes furniture – timbers and boulders – that the birds love to investigate, and because it’s netted the birds are now able to fly from perch to perch.

South American Pavilion (2010) a renovation that produced a stunning building and the first indoor exhibits where visitors can see birds in a comfortable indoor setting. Seven aviaries feature a wide collection of tropical birds.

Owl Forest (2011) transforms an under-utilized space into a real forest with more than 100 trees. Featured will be numerous owl species ranging from the very small to the very large, and from those commonly seen in Utah-if you know where to look-to the rarely seen in Utah-even if you do know where to look.

Rare Bird Exhibit (2012) featuring the always-playful keas to the magnificent reeve’s pheasant, this exhibit features 12 species from throughout the world that are rare and endangered.

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