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Spike the Penguin

Happy Birthday Spike!

Birdland’s most popular penguin Spike is celebrating his 10th birthday on Friday, June 9th. Superstar Spike, who was born in 2007, has to be hand-reared by keepers after being abandoned as an egg by his parents Frank and Beryl. Over the years he has become one of the country’s best...

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Critically Endangered Waldrapp Ibis Chick

Celebrate Feathered Fathers!

Birdland Park and Gardens are paying tribute to some of finest feathered fathers as part of a weekend celebration for Father’s Day (June 17th-18th). In addition to its daily talks and feeding programmes the Bourton-on-the-Water attraction, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is also staging a series of   special...

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Moulting king penguin on ice at Birdland Park and Gardens PIC John Lawrence (2000x1333)

Keepers Put Penguins On Ice!

A colony of king penguins at Birdland are being given giant ice blocks to help them chill out during the recent hot weather. Staff at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction froze tubs of water to recreate miniature icebergs for the flightless birds. They have also installed a series of water sprinklers...

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Humboldt chicks

Penguin Chicks Hatch Out at Birdland!

Delighted keepers are celebrating after the first of a record number of Humboldt penguin eggs hatched out successfully at Birdland Park and Gardens. So far three chicks have been born at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 60thanniversary this year. They’re the first of a dozen eggs which have...

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King Penguins CREDIT Donna Perry

Top 5 things to Discover at Birdland over May Half Term

Learn all about our amazing Penguins Visitors are invited to waddle along to Birdland Park & Gardens over the May Half Term holidays and join the Penguin Week celebrations. There’s a packed programme of penguin-themed events and activities taking place throughout the holidays. Find out more here. Penguin feeding sessions...

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African birds at Birdland Park & Gardens, Cotswolds.

Sights and Sounds of Africa in the Heart of the Cotswolds

A new series of themed displays celebrating the avian life of Africa has been unveiled at Birdland as part of their 60th anniversary celebrations. The African area features a total of nine aviaries; six of which have been newly constructed to showcase the huge variety of birds found on the continent....

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Bali mynah bird

Precious Eggs Offer Major Hope For Rare Mynah Bird

A critically endangered type of mynah bird has laid eggs for the first time in more than a decade at Birdland Park and Gardens. Keepers at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attractions, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, now face an anxious wait to see whether the eggs will hatch. The...

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Penguin Week at Birdland Park & Gardens

It’s Penguin Week This May Half Term

Visitors are invited to hop along to Birdland Park & Gardens over the May Half Term holidays (May 27th – June 4th) and join the Penguin Week celebrations. There’s a packed programme of penguin-themed events and activities taking place throughout the holidays. The Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 60th anniversary...

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Two dinosaurs. Birdland Park & Gardens, Borton-on-the-Water

Dinosaur Weekend – May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday Dinosaur Weekend – April 29th– May 1st Calling all Dinosaur Hunters, Fossil Fanatics and Potential Palaeontologists! Venture in to a Jurassic-themed landscape which is home to more than 30 different dinosaurs ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to giant brachiosaurus which grew to more than five metres...

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Birdland Park and Gardens in Gloucestershire

Celebrate like a King…Penguin at Birdland!

Visitors are invited to celebrate World Penguin Day at Birdland on Tuesday, April 25th in the company of the UK’s only breeding colony of king penguins. The Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is putting on a series of talks and feeding displays dedicated to the...

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