Thursday, 28 July 2016

Birdland

Birdland Park and Gardens, often called Birdland, is a wildlife park in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. First opened in 1957, the park moved to its current location in 1989. Birdland originally existed in the 5-acre (2.0 ha) grounds of a Tudor manor house called Chardwar and was started by Len Hill, who was often referred to as the Penguin Millionaire.
There are around 500 birds contained within more than 50 aviaries, including tropical, temperate and desert houses.
The park contains the only king penguins in England, Wales or Ireland.
Other species of note include: pink backed pelicans. Stanley or Blue Cranes, White Naped cranes, Cassowary, Marabou stock and Golden Conure, also known as a golden parakeet. (Birdland is part of an international breeding program for this vulnerable species.[1]) Desert House - sparsely planted greenhouse to provide a suitable environment for birds that prefer near arid conditions. Species include: Desert Finch and Carmine Bee-Eater.















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