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Birdland Closed due to flooding

Birdland is temporarily closed on Boxing Day & Sunday 27 December 2020. We will update our opening hours as soon as we are able to. Apologies to all our visitors who will be inconvenienced - we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able. If you have...

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Owl at Birdland Park & Gardens

Have A Hoot this October Half Term

Birdland is officially launching a brand new owl-based feature over the October Half Term holidays (Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November). The Parliament of Owls is the latest attraction at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife park which is home to eight different owl species. Among the birds on show in the...

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Group of Flamingos at Birdland - photo credit - Cotswold House Photography

September Update for Visitors

Everyone will have to pre-book online prior to arrival and there will be a cap on daily attendance. We have put in place a series of additional guidelines to ensure everybody can enjoy their visit safely.  Initially, Birdland’s indoor areas will not be open and there will be no daily...

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Fluffy Flamingo Chicks

Keepers at a Cotswold bird park are celebrating after the arrival of two adorable flamingo chicks – the first to have been born there in a decade. The pair of greater flamingo chicks hatched out at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water after a record egg-laying spree during lockdown. The park had been...

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penguin chick at birdland

Penguin Chick Hatches Out!

Delighted keepers are celebrating the successful hatching of a Humboldt penguin chick at Birdland Park and Gardens. The chick, which hatched last month at the Cotswolds wildlife attraction, is the first to have hatched out this year and is doing well. Birdland is home to a colony of captive-bred Humboldt...

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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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