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Film Artist brings Dinosaurs to Life

A renowned film and TV artist is bringing the lost world of the dinosaurs to life as part of a major new attraction at Birdland. The Bourton-on-the-Water visitor attraction has enlisted the skills of British scenic artist Greg Winter to recreate prehistoric settings as part of ‘Jurassic Journey’ which features...

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Big fluffy chick at Birdland

It’s a Girl!

We are pleased to announce that our own Royal Baby is a girl! The King Penguin Chick, born in September, is finally old enough to be sexed and the team here are thrilled to have another female in their colony. The chick is the first female King Penguin to be...

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Meet the Owls at birdland

Close Encounters May Half Term Fun!

Get up close and personal with the feathered residents at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland this May Half Term. Experience close encounters by becoming a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl. Climb inside the tortoise pen and come face to face with a snake. Exciting encounters for all...

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Pteranodon

Dinosaurs Arrive – Opens 23 May

The newest attractions at Birdland, definitely ruffled a few feathers as they began arriving this week ready for the opening on 23 May 2015. Keepers at the park were on hand to welcome herds of life-size dinosaurs which last roamed the Cotswolds more than 65 million years ago. Among the...

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Care about our little brothers

Enjoy a cracking time at Birdland’s hatchery

With quail, chicken and duck eggs, the nursery is the perfect place to see the babies as they emerge in time for Spring. The Hatchery continues the egg story in the Discovery Zone allowing families to see the baby chicks and hatching eggs up close. The Discovery Zone is full...

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Eggciting Easter Holidays

It is an eggciting time this Easter at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland, from 28 March – 12 April, with eggs under watch and cracking Easter activities planned. Birdland has eggcellent captive breeding programmes, and families can discover the different breeding strategies that animals have adopted to survive in the avian world as...

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Spring is in the air for the penguins!

The colony of Humboldt penguins at Birdland, Bourton-on-the- Water are truly twitterpated! With new partnerships made, and the new arrivals also laying Keepers at Birdland are looking forward to seeing chicks arrive. Keepers at Birdland have recently installed new nesting sites, which the Humboldt penguins have been showing more than...

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King Penguin Chick’s first adult feathers peep through

Birdland’s King Penguin Chick has started to grow its first adult feathers. The little chick is beginning to lose its brown fluffy feathers and replacing them with the black and white adult plumage. Little chick’s coat will be paler than its family until it reaches its third year. The King...

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Half Term Fun – Birds Behaving Badly at Birdland!

Birdland, in Bourton-on-the-Water, is celebrating birds behaving badly over the February Half Term Holidays starting Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd February 2015. From blood-sucking songbirds and puking penguins to stinking storks and spitting swallows, keepers will reveal revolting facts about some of the world’s baddest birds. There will be toxic...

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First Emu chick at Birdland

Birdland Hatches its First Emu Chick, ever!

Two emu chicks have hatched for the first time at Birdland, with more eggs ready to hatch. It’s believed to be the first time ever that emus have hatched here and we are extremely pleased that the emus who landed here just 10 months ago, have been comfortable enough to...

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