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Review of Birdland

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Owner description: Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is inhabited byover 500 birds ( swans, pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) with the only group of King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland. More than 50 aviaries, open enclosures and a Desert House and you will also see a display of fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in the Discovery Zone There is the Penguin Café, indoor and outdoor Picnic areas, an indoor and outdoor play areas, Gift Shop and much more.There are several new aviaries and more to be built which will allow for some new species of bird to be seen in the future.We have just added another 2.5 acres to the site and have developed a nature trail area called ‘Marshmouth Nature Reserve’. The area is a maze of paths and copses with marshland and ponds and views over the Windrush River that will develop over the next few years. This will be a chance for you to immerse yourself in a small area of the Cotswold countryside where you can see many species from a dragonfly to a kingfisher. We have the support of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and their early surveys have already acknowledged the presence of Otter and Water Vole on the site with over 60 species of bird recorded and hundreds of plant and insect species.The Discovery Zone offers a dry area to explain the Life Cycle of the Egg and the Life of Birds, seating and soft play area. We also have ‘Trigg Hall’ our new Conference/classroom/lecture theatre facility which will expand our educational facilities for schools, the visitor experience and small business conferences. For more details please contact us. The Encounter Zone is where visitors are able to get up close and personal with many animals from spiders and snakes to chinchillas and eagle owls.Many events planned each year including ‘Bird of Prey Encounters’, ’, ‘Meet a Keeper’ , Summer Trail, evening experiences like ‘Owl Night’, ‘Parrot Night’ and much more. Please look at our website for further details.This also includes daily Penguin Talk, Meet the Pelicans and soon Flamingo Talk.Easter and Summer Quiz trails and the Nature Reserve Warden’s Quiz and please contact us for any group and School visit requirements.Family Ticket, Season Ticket, Bird Adoption and Educational sheets.Arrange ‘Keeper for the Day’ or ‘Feed a Penguin’Newsletter ‘Pelican Notes’
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I visited Birdland Summer '13 and it was very well presented i ran straight to see the penguins and took loads of pictures i then walked around and saw the penguins getting fed at 2 the guide was very helpful as i walked around we went through the forest and this cute cat followed us. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Amber L
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a great time at bird land! The village of Burton-on-water is possibly the prettiest in the Cotswolds but this attraction really made the drive worth-while.
I was very surprised that it allowed dogs at all and in the end was a great chance for the dogs to be trained around the feathered animals. Most impressive of all was the penguin display, you are so close to them that you are guaranteed to get wet if you don't pay attention. They were very curious about our dogs and came all the way to say hello, no fear at all.
Overall great place, a must-see!

Thank 551Luiza
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A shame to discover lots of very bored birds in unkempt cages that are way too small. Signs were good and informative.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Lovely place very relaxing. Lots of lovely birds, plenty of seats. Nice tearoom the coffee was very good.

Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

much improved under new ownership extra more interesting things to enjoy, great for children too, cafe food acceptable, missed seeing the trout, seems they have been eaten by the otters !

Thank alan p
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