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Week 16 – Penguins

Week 16 – Penguins Hi everyone Just a quick blog today as I’m on a week off.  The big news this week is that work has begun on giving Penguin Shore a facelift.  The plan is to have an artificial rock wall placed along the back of the enclosure, with varying...

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New Theming for Penguin Shore

Penguin Shore is currently undergoing a face-lift by the experienced display theming team from Nautlius. The plan is to build an artificial rock wall placed along the back of the enclosure at varying heights. This will incorporate nesting sites for the Humboldt penguins. There will also be a sprinkler system...

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11.30 Flamingo Feed

Just why do flamingo’s stand on one leg? Why are their feathers pink? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more fascinating facts at the daily Flamingo Feed

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12.30 Meet the Keeper at Birdland

Meet the Birdland team and ask them any questions you may have about the birds.   Get up close and personal with the feathered residents at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland. Become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl. Climb inside the tortoise pen and come face to face...

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3.00 Penguin Feeding Display at Birdland

Penguins are fascinating, funny and entertaining, and as well as African Penguins, Birdland has England's only group of King Penguins. See them tuck into what they love most, with an informative and fun explanation from one of our penguin experts.

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2.00 Pelican Feed

Meet the Pink-backed Pelican from Africa at Birdland’s Pelican Bay. Well known for their large beaks and a skin pocket/flap designed for catching fish, you can see their amazing beaks in action at the daily feeding display.The Pelican Feeding display stops over the winter season. 

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Blue & Gold Macaw parrot

Easter Holiday Fun – 23 March – 16 April

Birdland is proud of its captive breeding programmes. This Easter, discover the different breeding strategies animals have adopted to survive in the avian world and meet some of our new arrivals in the Birdland Nursery. At the indoor Discovery Zone, you can meet animals that lay eggs from fish to...

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Black Necked Swan and Chick


Celebrating an early Easter arrival at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water - a pair of Black-necked swans has hatched a chick. Native to South America, the pretty pair of swans arrived in late 2010 from a private breeder and quickly settled in to their new home on the Trout Pond. The beautiful...

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Collecting Humboldts


The popular Penguin Shore exhibition at Birdland in Bourton on the Water has welcomed three new Humboldt Penguins to the community. The penguins arrived from Dudley Zoo and have quickly adapted to life with 7 Humboldts and 18 King Penguins in the Cotswolds. The penguins may look funny waddling on...

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