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View Our Live Flamingo Webcam

There are 6 species of flamingo and we have 2 species at Birdland, the Greater and Caribbean. Click on this link to view our live webcam Flamingos have quite elaborate courtship displays, dancing and synchronisation, which can usually be seen between April and August. So keep an eye on the webcam...

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Snowy Owl

Species Spotlight – Snowy Owls

This week we have had a nest made and the first egg from one of our birds so what better time to spotlight them         Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca Perhaps the most popular of the Owl species because of Harry Potter fame, Snowy Owls are one of...

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Penguins at Birdland Park and Gardens

Penguin Week – May Half Term 2014

Penguin Week: Celebrate Penguins this May Half Term with a visit to Birdland It’s Penguin Week at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland for May Half Term from 24th May – 1st June. Penguin fans will be able to put their knowledge to the test with a fun quiz and enjoy special talks about...

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Pelican lays eggs at Birdland for first time!

A pair of pink backed pelicans have started laying eggs for the first time at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-water. [caption id="attachment_2504" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pelican at Birdland on first egg[/caption]   So far the birds have laid two eggs and keepers are confident a third is on its way. It’s believed to...

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What's on at Birdland for May Bank Holiday Weekend

Close Encounters over May Bank Holiday 2014 Get up close and personal with the feathered residents at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland this May Bank Holiday weekend. Become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl. Climb inside the tortoise pen and come face to face a snake. Exciting...

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Birdland welcomes eight egg-citing new arrivals

Birdland, in the picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water, is excited to welcome new arrivals to its fantastic park and gardens. Five tortoises and three emus have just landed and are ready to join the Birdland family. [caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sulcata Tortoise with Chris Abbey[/caption] The five male Sulcata tortoises are the World’s...

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Birdland Celebrates Feathered Mums for Mothers Day!

Staff at Bourton-on-the-Water’s Birdland are paying tribute to some of the best of Bird Mums for a weekend celebration as part of Mother’s Day.(Saturday 29th & Sunday, March 30th). This is the time of year that the residents are starting to lay and sit on eggs and their progress is...

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Ugly Stork Seeks Feathered Friend

A giant stork, which specie is believed to have the largest wingspan in the world, is looking for a mate. The massive male marabou stork lives at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. Sadly he recently lost his 17-year-old female partner, and now keepers are keen to find him a new girlfriend. Also...

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Half Term – Open Today – more details here

We have cleared most of the trees that caused the site closure earlier this week - so we are back open!  There are a few restrictions as you visit the Park, the nature trail is flooded but the rest of the Park is accessible. You might like to wear some...

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Pick up a King Penguin Valentine Gift Experience!

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

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