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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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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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Species Spotlight – 19th of December 2014 Robin

For our final species spotlight of the year I thought we'd be a little different and have a look at one of our wild birds, who has also come to symbolise Christmas   Robin Erithacus rubecula Not to be confused with the American Robin, our European Robin is a common...

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12th of December 2012 – Species Spotlight Ross’ Goose

As we are rapidly approaching Christmas, I thought I would blog about a winter specialist this week   Ross' Goose Chen rossii or Anser rossii Ross' are often misnamed Snow Goose due to their white appearance.  They are closely related to Snow Geese but are quite a bit smaller.  They...

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5th December 2014 – Species Spotlight Bali Myna

This week saw more new arrivals so I’m going to take the chance to blog about one of them   Bali Myna Leucopsar rothschildi     The Bali Myna is one of our rarest inhabitants, having been down to less than 20 wild birds on a couple of occasions. Also...

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28th of November 2014 – Species Spotlight Violaceous Turaco

This week we had yet more new arrivals so I'm going to take the opportunity to spotlight one of them   Violaceous Turaco Musophaga violacea Also known as the Violet Turaco or Violet Plantain Eater, they are one of 24 different species of Turaco.  They are unusual in the family...

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