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Birdland Park and Gardens - Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds Guide

Birdland Park and Gardens - Bourton-on-the-Water

Birdland Park and Gardens aims to educate and entertain visitors with its displays of more than 500 birds.

Birdland is home to over 500 different birds from all over the world and can be found in Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire.  Established in 1957, Birdland is set in over seven acres of park and garden and has been landscaped around the River Windrush.  There are at least 150 poplar trees still present from the days when Birdland was a poplar tree plantation, providing a natural setting for visitors to enjoy.  

A visitor to Birdland can view more than fifty aviaries of different birds, including parrots, pheasants, toucans, ibis and falcons.  It is also possible to see the only King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland here, alongside Humbold penguins. Visitors can watch the penguin-feeding every day.  Other bird species include pelicans, owls, touracos, cranes, cassowaries and a range of waterfowl.

Three separate bird-houses can be visited in order to see birds in different habitats.  There is a Desert House containing very sparse planting in which birds that live in or near-arid conditions are kept.  Approximately ten different species of birds can be viewed including the Desert Finch and the Carmine Bee-Eater.

The Tropical House is a heated area containing large tropical plants and aims to replicate a natural jungle habitat to suit certain plants and birds.  There is a variety of different species in the Tropical House hiding in the vegetation.

The Toucan House is obviously the residence of the toucans! There are two species of toucan present here and also some other related Barbets.

Visitors can also enjoy a break in the Penguin Cafe.

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