Desert House

Here at Birdland you can travel the world and experience birdlife from arid deserts like the Sahara in the Desert House.

This kind of habitat has very sparse flora with small and fragrant wildflowers growing in very dry conditions. This proves vital for insects, reptiles, birds and mammals in the harsh environment.

Here at Birdland you can get a glimpse of this wildlife from one viewing angle. You’ll be able to spot delicate species ranging from the Desert finch to the Carmine Bee-Eater. Make use of the benches inside the Desert House to peacefully watch the birds go about their daily business. You can also soak up some of the warmth for yourself.

Hardy birds survive in desert conditions in a number of ways, for example through hiding from the heat of the sun in the shade. This ensures they won’t lose water through panting. Getting moisture from nectar and fruit is also another important way of getting water. Plus their kidneys are also especially formed so that they excrete almost no liquid.

As you weave through the habitats at Birdland Park and Gardens you’ll find the Desert House as part of the new Out of Africa area. This whole attractions is designed to education and showcase some of African’s most incredible bird species.

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