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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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Humboldt Penguins at Birdland

Penguins produce record egg count

There’s double cause for egg-citement among keepers at Birdland Park & Gardens this Easter. The Gloucestershire wildlife attraction, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, is celebrating the fact its colony of captive-bred Humboldt has produced a record number of eggs from a record number of breeding pairs. Five different...

read more (01202) 558833 Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS Missy still leads the colony around their enclosure - despite having to use a carefully deployed flipper to steady her way. Worlds oldest Penguin discovered at a Gloucestershire sanctuary. Missy the penguin has waddled forward to claim the crown as the oldest in the world after defying her keepers' expectations and reaching 'at least 36 years old' - a staggering 108 in human years. Missy, a King Penguin, arrived at the Birdland wildlife park when she was at least five-years-old in 1982, and depite losing the sight in one eye she is still the leader of the colony today. Despite her old age her keepers had no idea that she was the World's oldest, until a zoo in Denmark claimed the title with a Gentoo penguin two years younger than Missy. Staff at Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water in Glos. are now planning to send her details to the Guinness World Records to prove she has smashed the record. King penguins - Aptenodytes patagonicus in Latin - are only expected to live up to 26 years in captivity. Missy, who is blind in one eye, spends most of her time with her partner of 18 years, Seth, who is thought to be 34-years-old.

What’s On For 2017

Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water, is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK.  Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out. Birdland cares for more than 500...

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Critically Endangered Waldrapp Ibis Chick

Celebrate Feathered Mums This Mother’s Day

Keepers at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland are paying tribute to some of the avian world finest feathered females as part of its Mother’s Day weekend. (Saturday, March 25th – Sunday, March 26th). This is the time of year the hens are starting to lay and sit on eggs and their progress is...

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Easter Chicks at Birdland, Cotswolds

Top 10 things to do this Easter at Birdland

1) Penguin Feeding at 2.30 – Enjoy amazingly close views of the UK’s only breeding colony of king penguins, don’t miss finding out more about these stunning birds. 2) Discover dinosaurs – Travel back millions of years to the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth and find out why they...

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Cracking easter

A Cracking Easter at Birdland

There’s a host of egg-citing Easter events and activities taking place at Birdland throughout the holidays (Saturday 1st – Sunday 23rd April). As well as Easter trails, quizzes and daily egg-themed talks and shows, the Gloucestershire wildlife attraction is also expecting some egg-stra special new arrivals in their hatchery. Dozens of...

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Hide at Birdland Park & Gardens

The Big Garden Birdwatch at Birdland

Join in the Big Garden Birdwatch at Birdland from 28-30 January, 2017. Created by the RSPB the Big Garden Birdwatch helps the charity to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. Last year, more than 519,000 people all over the UK counted an incredible 8,262,662 birds! Join Head...

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