Birdland Park and Gardens was first established in 1957 in the Cotswold Village of Bourton-On-The-Water and was one of the first bird encounters to open in the UK. The 9 acre site is positioned on a former Bryant and May Poplar tree plantation, famous for its match-stick crop! There are still over 150 tress which create a high canopy for the River Windrush.
The beautiful setting is inhabited by over 500 birds. Flamingos, Pelicans, Penguins, Cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the natural water habitat. There are also over 50 aviaries featuring parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. The Desert house is home to the more delicate species, whilst the indoor discovery zone features egg laying creatures including fish, amphibians and reptiles.
While you visit you can also explore the Marshmouth nature reserve - a beautiful secluded 2.5 acre trail through marshland, ponds, meadow and copse with views over River Windrush. You can also sit back and relax at the Flamingo Point Cafe for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea with wonderful views of the resident flamingos.
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