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“A must go place in Malta”
Review of Birdpark Malta

Birdpark Malta
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

I Love Nature and its belongings such as wildlife and animals ;)
With a good friend who is always ready for adventure we visited The Bird Park in Salina the other weekend.
From the moment you stepped in you felt that it`s a great place to visit!
Young kids are involved in the animal feeding, ticketing and information giving. Owls and huge `Pirates of the Caribbean` parrots are everywhere and letting you taking pictures anytime.
The place is small but still big enough to get familiar with all the different birds that the park has to offer.
Soft music and small attractions along the way keep you busy until you reach the lake with pink flamingos! Colorful and curious peacocks (even white ones!) are everywhere!
The donkey licking the glass cheers you up as well at the end when you are just about to step out after a well spent 1-2 hours at this place.
We are adults (old you could say) and easily spent it more than 2 hours enjoying every minute of it!

5  Thank bridgetteblanche
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Birdpark Malta is relatively new as a public attraction (having previously been a private collection) and as a result has some very clean and modern visitor facilities (toilets, cafe/restaurant, pathways, etc). The entire park is flat making it accessible for disabled visitors and those with prams, and being small it is easy to get around, although it would benefit from some expansion. From the outside Birdpark is largely hidden by a wall of large reeds and plants which is very impressive and once inside it feels like your in a little hidden oasis especially when you reach the main open top pond area featuring a variety of water birds.

Birdpark Malta leads the way as the first attraction to obtain a zoo licence through the official channels, which is great to see as historically Malta has been behind the rest of mainland Europe when it comes to animal welfare. Although I do no agree fully with the size of some of the enclosures the owners do acknowledge their short comings which is good to see, and hopefully improvements can be made going forward. The park is also occasional visited be wild birds passing over Malta on route to and from Africa which is nice to see, a few weeks before we visited a wild Flamingo had visited.

The collection includes a large variety of different birds including parrots, storks, cranes, pelicans, flamingos, birds of prey and other aquatic birds. Many of the birds are bred at the park which is very encouraging to see. There are also a few mammal species such as marmosets, lemurs, meerkats, genet and a donkey to add a little variety to the collection.

Overall the price is good and it is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Small cages, some cages don't have any signs so you can't tell the name of the species inside. The main bird cage is way too crowded, the birds can't possibly be happy this way. I came with two small kids who were fascinated by the display, and although there were plenty of staff around (or at least they looked like staff - they were wearing the birdpark t-shirt) they all ignored my kids. For some older tourists with older kids that arrived after us, a snake was pulled out of somewhere. These tourists received a whole explanation but when we approached we received no explanation. rather we were told a tour was to begin at 11. So we waited for the tour, which indeed began a little past 11. The tour indeed began a bit after 11. It was packed with a group of 3 year old school children + different tourists that arrived meanwhile. Why didn't they separate the tour into 2 different groups?? Am I really expected to go around with 3 year olds? (I have young kids myself, but not 15 of them, and they know how to be quiet during a tour).
All in all the place is disappointing, small and not unique. Pick any birdpark anywhere in the world and it most likely is better. Staff seem nice but unorganized.
Go only if you are a most passionate bird lover or if you are really very bored on your vacation. Or perhaps you might get lucky and you will get a private tour and be treated kindly by the staff. Who knows.

Thank Nafrtiti
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great park with good information. Staff EXTREMELY NICE and told us so much about birds. The other animals are also great. I would recommend going on Saturday when a man called Ian helps out. He is SO friendly and tells you everything you need to know about wildlife. He also explained how the birds are captive bread and are used to the cages and have enough room for flying. And how they are probably happier there as they get fed etc and dont have to fight and go starving in the wild. Also when we needed to go to the next bus stop after we were done, and we asked were it was and the lady (Possibly the owner) very kindly drove us to the stop as it was very warm and too hot to walk. Amazing service. A*

Thank GlennHughes
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I really enjoyed during the visit time of this bird park. However, not enough signs to find it, still you could ask natives or bus drivers for directions. The park is not very big, but there is good mood in there. Some animals as little piglet, peasock, parrot, duck walking freely, they are not in cages, however you also can communicate with those beutiful birds in cages as they are not in fear of people. Just I advise go there when there is no child excursions for calm walk.

Thank nereite
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