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Trio of King Penguin Eggs Laid At Birdland

Keepers at Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water are celebrating the arrival of a no fewer than three giant king penguin eggs. The 350-gramme, palm-sized eggs were produced by the country’s only breeding colony of king penguins. King penguins usually only produce one egg, and often will not breed for...

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Celebrate International Owl Awareness Day at Birdland

Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, are celebrating International Owl Awareness Day on Friday 4th August with a day full of owl-tastic activities for families. Everyone will love learning more about owls, owlets and regal raptors at the Park. Children can undertake a fact-finding mission across the parkland finding out more about strigiformes as...

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Summer Fun at Birdland!

For fantastic feathered family fun this summer enjoy an exciting and educational day out at Birdland. Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water, is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of wildlife,...

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Nicobar pigeon chick

Dodo’s Closest Relative Hatches Out At Birdland

The closest surviving relative to the dodo has successfully hatched a chick at Birdland Park and Gardens. It’s the first time a Nicobar pigeon has been born at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction after a female was introduced to their two males last year. The birth is particularly welcome as the...

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10 Reasons to visit 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 2017. 1. Venture into the Jurassic Journey Discover the Jurassic Journey at Birdland. The interactive trail takes...

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A Trio of Avocet Chicks Born at Birdland

A trio of iconic avocet chicks has been born at Birdland Park and Gardens. It’s only the second time any avocet chicks have hatched at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction in the last 16 years; and the first time that more than one chick has been born. Keepers believe the three...

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Spike the Penguin

Happy Birthday Spike!

Birdland’s most popular penguin Spike is celebrating his 10th birthday on Friday, June 9th. Superstar Spike, who was born in 2007, has 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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Celebrate Feathered Fathers!

Birdland Park and Gardens are paying tribute to some of finest feathered fathers as part of a weekend celebration for Father’s Day (June 17th-18th). In addition to its daily talks and feeding programmes the Bourton-on-the-Water attraction, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is also staging a series of   special...

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Moulting king penguin on ice at Birdland Park and Gardens PIC John Lawrence (2000x1333)

Keepers Put Penguins On Ice!

A colony of king penguins at Birdland are being given giant ice blocks to help them chill out during the recent hot weather. Staff at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction froze tubs of water to recreate miniature icebergs for the flightless birds. They have also installed a series of water sprinklers...

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Humboldt chicks

Penguin Chicks Hatch Out at Birdland!

Delighted keepers are celebrating after the first of a record number of Humboldt penguin eggs hatched out successfully at Birdland Park and Gardens. So far three chicks have been born at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction, which celebrates its 60thanniversary this year. They’re the first of a dozen eggs which have...

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