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Marabou Stork at Birdland, Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire

Giant Stork Flies In to Birdland

[caption id="attachment_1892" align="aligncenter" width="300"] New Marabou Stork arrives at Birdland at Bourton on the Water[/caption] A stork which is believed to have the largest wingspan of any living bird is settling in to its new home at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. Also known as the ‘undertaker bird’ due to its slow...

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Missy leading the Kings

Is British King Penguin World’s Oldest?

Missy the King penguin here at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water is laying claim to the title of the world’s oldest. Back in May, Odense Zoo in Denmark announced one of their Gentoo penguins was the oldest living penguin in captivity at the grand age of 34. However our keepers at Birdland...

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Rescued Exotic Bird - the Chinese Painted Quail

Exotic Bird Discovered in Cotswold Garden

A tiny bird which originates in China has been discovered wandering around in a Cotswold garden. The diminutive, brightly coloured bird was found by a woman in her back garden in Bourton. Realising its rarity she contacted experts at nearby Birdland who identified it as a male Chinese painted quail....

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Special Meet the Creature Sessions

Birdland Celebrates International Owl Awareness Day

Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water is dedicating a day to celebrate the magical world of the owl this weekend. Sunday, August 4th is International Owl Awareness Day and to mark the event, there will be a series of owl-based events and activities taking place at the popular Cotswolds’ attraction. [caption id="attachment_1677" align="alignright"...

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Penguins Shower to cool off

Mini Ice-bergs treat fit for a King…..Penguin!

Birdland's king penguins enjoyed a welcome break from the hot weather this week. The penguins were able to cool off under their very own miniature shower and keepers provided them with a chilly reminder of their sub-Antarctic homeland in the shape of blocks of ice. Although they didn't last long,...

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Special Meet the Creature Sessions

South American Owl Chick

A South American owl chick, which hatched out earlier this year, is being hand reared by keepers at Birdland. [caption id="attachment_1677" align="alignright" width="300"] South American Chaco Owl settles in at Birdland.[/caption] The two-month-old Chaco owl, which has yet to be named, has already more than quadrupled in size from its...

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Humboldts and England's only group of King Penguins

Celebrate Penguins at Half Term

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignleft" width="150"] Birdland Penguin Shore display is fed daily at 2.30pm[/caption] PENGUIN WEEK AT BIRDLAND May Half Term 27 May – 2 June Celebrate Penguins this May Half Term with a visit to Birdland. Penguin fans will be able to put their knowledge to the test with a...

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Missy & Seth do it again

Our oldest pair of King Penguins Seth & Missy have laid the first egg of the year.  Missy, aged approximately 37, & Seth, 34, have paired up every year for the past few seasons and always produce eggs. Keepers have removed the egg and placed it in the incubator for...

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Sir David Attenborough visits Birdland

This Friday saw Sir David Attenborough visit Birdland to do some work with our King Penguins.  Filming for David Attenbouroughs Natural Curiosities took place before we opened for the public and involved Sir David sitting in amongst of group of 13 King Penguins & 9 Humboldts and discussing the similarities...

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Golden Conure at Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

Spring is in the Air!

[caption id="attachment_1518" align="alignleft" width="150"] Golden Conure at Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds[/caption] The Temmincks Tragopans, Red Billed Blue Pies & Black Necked Swans have all laid this week, with the Golden Conures and Yellow Shouldered Amazons sitting tight in their nest boxes. The Roul Roul Partridges are also nest building.

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