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The Ferocious Crested Seriema

Meet the New Arrivals

We are excited to announce the new arrivals to our flock. Two Crested Seriemas have landed all the way from Zurich. The pair is native to parts of South America where they feed on snakes and other small animals. The ferocious duo is a 3 year old male and a 2...

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Myths & Legends at Birdland October Half Term

Visitors will be able to let their imagination fly away with them during October Half Term Holidays, 24 October – 1 November, with a special Halloween themed ‘Myths & Legends’ week and the new Jurassic Journey Trail at Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water. Discover why owls are considered to be...

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BOURTON. 08/08/2015. Head keeper Al Keen with a one month old Flamingo chicks at Birdland in the Cotswolds. Photo credit: Cliff Hide/Birdland

Flamboyance of Flamingo Chicks at Birdland

We are delighted that 2 Caribbean flamingo chicks have hatched weighing 85g & 105g. The new arrivals have been met with delight by the keepers at the Bourton-on-the-Water who incubated the eggs and have been rearing by hand. The chicks, who are just over four weeks old, are a whitish grey...

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Flamingo Cafe at Birdland Park and Gardens

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with the Penguins

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week (10 – 16 August) with us here at Birdland Park & Gardens and eat scones with the flamingos and drink tea with the penguins! There’s nowhere better to enjoy a rather colourful afternoon tea experience than our newly renovated Flamingo Point Café. Treat yourself to a...

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Penguin-Swimming

Head Keeper teaches King Penguin Chick to swim

Our Head Keeper has been going to extreme lengths to help our king penguin chick overcome its fear of water. Head keeper Alistair Keen donned snorkel and mask and took the plunge in the penguin’s outdoor pool in a bid to encourage the chick, who has been named Charlotte in...

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King Penguin at Birdland showers to cool down

Penguins Cool Off

Keepers are working hard to keep our penguins cool in the heatwave! [caption id="attachment_3112" align="alignnone" width="550"] King Penguin's Queue up for the Shower[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3114" align="alignnone" width="150"] Penguins Cool off on ice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3111" align="alignnone" width="150"] King Penguin at Birdland showers to cool down[/caption]

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Fresh produce at Birdland Cafe

Birdland Re-Launch Flamingo Point Café

Birdland Park & Gardens is excited to announce a re-launch of their Flamingo Point Café in their Bourton-on-the-Water attraction. [caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Fresh produce at Birdland Cafe[/caption] Flamingo Point Café has undergone a complete menu review with a focus on locally sourced delicious goodies perfect for lunch and afternoon...

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Penguins at Birdland Park and Gardens

Celebrate Feathered Dads this Father’s Day

Here at Bourton-on-the-Water’s we are paying tribute to some of the best of Bird Dads for a weekend celebration as part of Father’s Day this 20 – 21 June. This time of year is a busy period for our bird-keeping team as the residents will have lots of eggs and chicks underfoot,...

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Pupils meet the T-Rex

Bourton Pupils get VIP Prehistoric Preview

Pupils from Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School got an exclusive preview of the new Jurassic Journey at Birdland Park & Gardens on Friday 15 May.   [caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bourton School Preview Jurassic Journey Trail[/caption] The Year 6 youngsters had the opportunity to be among the first to explore the major...

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Jurassic Journey Opens May Half Term

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters, Fossil Fanatics and Potential Palaeontologists! Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, is opening its new Jurassic Journey on Saturday 23 May 2015. Taking visitors back to when dinosaurs roamed the Cotswolds, more than 65 million years ago, embark on a fascinating expedition discovering life-size dinosaurs. Track Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, Postosuchus, Velociraptors...

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