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Father's Day Facts from Birdland

Feathered Father’s Day Facts

Birdland Park and Gardens is paying tribute to some of the finest feathered fathers living at the park this Father's Day. For some bird species, it is the males that actually end up doing most of the hard work when it comes to looking after the babies. Greater Rhea For...

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Greater Flamingo Eggs

Nine Greater Flamingo Eggs!

Greater flamingos at Birdland in Gloucestershire are aiming to hatch no fewer than nine flamingo eggs in the coming weeks, after laying for the first time in more than eight years.  Keepers at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife attraction believe the recent spell of settled, warm weather has provided near-perfect breeding conditions...

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King Penguins in lockdown

King Penguins Keep Themselves Entertained in Lockdown

Despite a lack of visitors, England’s only breeding colony of king penguins appears unruffled as they get on with life during lockdown at Birdland Park & Gardens in the Cotswolds. Apart from their leading role in weekly online feeding times, the famously flightless birds appear to be taking self-isolating in...

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Pink Backed Pelican facts at Birdland

Pelican Facts

This week we are going to be learning about the Pink-Backed Pelican species we look after at Birdland as well as some totally awesome pelican facts! There are eight species of Pelican in the wild and they primarily inhabit warm regions within Australia, the Americas and Canada. The Pink-Backed Pelican...

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Flamingo Facts at Birdland

Flamingo Facts

This week we are focussing on our pink friends, the Flamingos! In this blog, you can learn some cool flamingo facts and make yourself a feathered friend at home. Birdland Park & Gardens are home to two species of Flamingo, with both living on the River Windrush which winds its...

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Dinosaur Facts at Birdland

‘Roar’some Dinosaur Facts

This week we are walking with dinosaurs in own Jurassic Journey area to discover some fierce dinosaur facts. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 160 million years! They started at the Triassic period which was around 230 million years ago. Then they thrived through the Jurassic period and up until...

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spectacled Owls at Birdland

Have a hoot with these Owl Facts

This week we are looking into one of the wiser bird species, the Owl. Read this blog post for lots of interesting owl facts which might just help you win the next online family quiz! What do Owls eat? Their diets depends largely on the species of owl but generally...

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Parrots Facts at Birdland Park & Gardens

Learn Some Fun Parrot Facts

This week we are going to explore the colourful world of Parrots. At Birdland Park & Gardens you can come face to face with 16 species of this brainy bird but in the wild, there are around 372 different species! Learn more parrot facts below. Where do they live? Parrots...

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Egg Carton Penguin crafts

Our Favourite Penguin Crafts for World Penguin Day

Celebrated on the 25th April annually is World Penguin Day! Unfortunately, this year you cannot see our amazing King Penguins and comical Humboldt’s at the Park, however, our team have put together some cute and creative penguin crafts so that you can make a huddle of Penguins at home! Penguin...

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Spike the Penguin at Birdland Park & Gardens

Celebrity Penguin Goes Viral During Lockdown

Birdland offers ‘virtual visits’ during lockdown with a series of talks including the two species of resident Penguin. However one of the biggest attractions is proving to be Birdland’s celebrity king penguin Spike. Since lockdown, videos of Spike’s antics at the Bourton-on-the-water attraction, have received more than 25,000 views on...

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