Cypress Pond Aviary
The new aviary at the RiverQuarium, a 35-foot-high enclosure, houses passerine and wading birds indigenous to the Flint River basin. Since the Albany area is in a major flyway, several migratory birds are also featured in the aviary. Its first residents are commercially available birds, such as Northern Bobwhite quail, and numerous ducks, including Mallards and Hooded Mergansers. The RiverQuarium is working closely with wildlife rehabilitators and animal rescue groups to obtain non-releasable birds. These animals will feel right at home among the bald cypress, Southern magnolia, sweetbay, wax myrtle, bluestem palmetto, cinnamon fern, Carolina jasmine and trumpet honeysuckle planted to create the native environment.