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Flock along to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Jan 25th

Flock along to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday, January 25th. Starting at 11am, join our local birdwatching expert, complete with telescope, binoculars and guides, in the nature area for a fun day’s bird-spotting and identification – wellies advisable!

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World Penguin Awareness Day 18th -20th January 2014

Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water is celebrating World Penguin Awareness Day with a three-day celebration of the world’s favourites flightless birds (Saturday, January 18th – Monday, January 20th) featuring special talks and feeding displays. Meet a huddle of Humboldts and a coronation of king penguins and find out all about their amazing...

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15th November 2013 – Feed the Birds

With the sudden onset of winter (had to scrape the car twice this week!) it is very much that time of year to start considering your feather friends at home.  Birds require high energy feeds during the winter months to maintain their fat reserves to see them through the cold...

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Autumn Toddler Activities at Birdland

Autumn is the perfect time of year for younger visitors to make the most of a visit to Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water. With older children back at school, it is the ideal opportunity to bring toddlers to enjoy the Park without the summer crowds. Throughout the Autumn term,...

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Christmas Gift Experiences at Birdland on Sale Now!

Looking for something fabulously different and truly unique to give as a Christmas gift this year – then why not pick up a king penguin feeding gift experience at Birdland? [caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignright" width="300"] Birdland Penguin Shore display is fed daily at 2.30pm[/caption] Set in the heart of beautiful Cotswold...

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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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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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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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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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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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