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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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South American Owl Chick

A South American owl chick, which hatched out earlier this year, is being hand reared by keepers at Birdland. [caption id="attachment_1677" align="alignright" width="300"] South American Chaco Owl settles in at Birdland.[/caption] The two-month-old Chaco owl, which has yet to be named, has already more than quadrupled in size from its...

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Celebrate Penguins at Half Term

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignleft" width="150"] Birdland Penguin Shore display is fed daily at 2.30pm[/caption] PENGUIN WEEK AT BIRDLAND May Half Term 27 May – 2 June Celebrate Penguins this May Half Term with a visit to Birdland. Penguin fans will be able to put their knowledge to the test with a...

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Missy & Seth do it again

Our oldest pair of King Penguins Seth & Missy have laid the first egg of the year.  Missy, aged approximately 37, & Seth, 34, have paired up every year for the past few seasons and always produce eggs. Keepers have removed the egg and placed it in the incubator for...

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Sir David Attenborough visits Birdland

This Friday saw Sir David Attenborough visit Birdland to do some work with our King Penguins.  Filming for David Attenbouroughs Natural Curiosities took place before we opened for the public and involved Sir David sitting in amongst of group of 13 King Penguins & 9 Humboldts and discussing the similarities...

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Spring is in the Air!

[caption id="attachment_1518" align="alignleft" width="150"] Golden Conure at Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds[/caption] The Temmincks Tragopans, Red Billed Blue Pies & Black Necked Swans have all laid this week, with the Golden Conures and Yellow Shouldered Amazons sitting tight in their nest boxes. The Roul Roul Partridges are also nest building.

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King-Penguin

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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Black Necked Swan and Chick

EASTER ARRIVAL FOR BIRDLAND

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

HUMBOLDT PENGUINS ARRIVE AT BIRDLAND

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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