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Burrowing Owl and at Birdland

Have a Hoot at Birdland to Celebrate International Owl Awareness Day

Birdland is celebrating International Owl Awareness Day on Saturday 4th August with a host of owl-tastic activities for the whole family to enjoy. Keeper at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction will be leading special talks throughout the day all about owls and during the Meet the Keeper sessions visitors can have...

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Critically Endangered Waldrapp Ibis at Birdland

Five Rare Ibis Chicks Hatch at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water

A critically endangered ibis which became extinct in Europe more than 300 years ago has successfully bred at Birdland. The Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction is looking after no fewer than five Walldrapp, or northern bald ibis, chicks. The ibis was once common throughout much of Europe the Middle East and northern...

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Pelicans- Out of Africa at Birdland Park and Gardens

Summer of Fun at Birdland Park & Gardens in Gloucestershire

Visitors to Birdland can imagine they’re on African safari in the heart of the Cotswolds this summer thanks to a major new feature. ‘Out of Africa’ features a total of nine aviaries; six of which have been newly constructed to showcase the huge variety of birds found on the continent....

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Ice Blocks Helping Penguins Chill Out

A colony of king penguins at Birdland are avoiding the heat by chilling out on giant ice blocks. Staff at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction are freezing buckets of water to recreate mini icebergs for the flightless birds. They have also set up showers and sprinklers in their enclosure and provided...

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10 Reasons to visit Birdland in the Cotswolds this Summer

Birdland Park & Gardens has plenty for all the family entertained over the summer holidays. With so much to do and discover we have put together our Top 10 Reasons to visit for summer 2018. 1. Venture into the Jurassic Journey Discover the Jurassic Journey at Birdland. The interactive trail takes...

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Flamingo’s Flock to Birdland!

Birdland’s flock of greater flamingos has nearly doubled in size overnight with the arrival of no fewer than 14 new birds. The new additions, which have arrived from Slimbridge, means the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction now has a total of 36 greater flamingos – with 18 males and 18 females. It...

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Spike the Penguin

Happy Birthday Spike – 9th June!

Birdland’s very own penguin superstar Spike is celebrating his 11th birthday on Saturday, June 9th. Spike, who was born in 2007, had to be hand-reared by keepers after being abandoned as an egg by his parents Frank and Beryl. Over the years he has become one of the country’s best...

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Feathered Father Penguins

Father’s Day at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water

Birdland Park and Gardens is paying tribute to some of finest feathered fathers as part of a weekend celebration for Father’s Day (June 16th-17th). In addition to daily talks and feeding programmes visitors can also find out more about some of most hard-working avian dads. For some bird species, it...

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May Half Term – Hop along to Penguin Week!

Visitors are invited to hop along to Birdland Park & Gardens over the May Half Term holidays (May 26th – June 3rd) and join in their Penguin Week celebrations. There’s a packed programme of penguin-themed events and activities taking place throughout the holidays. Join Birdland’s keepers as they introduce you...

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Birdland’s Dinosaur Weekend Mayday

Birdland is issuing an invitation to dinosaur hunters, fossil fanatics and potential palaeontologists as part of their May Bank Holiday Dinosaur Weekend (May 5th-7th). Visitors can venture in to the park’s Jurassic-themed landscape which is home to more than 30 different dinosaurs; ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to giant...

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