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Rissington Road
Bourton on the Water
GL54 2BN

Birdland was first established in 1957 and was sited in the centre of Bourton. It moved to its present site, a few hundred metres down the road in 1989. The current location was a trout farm and a Poplar plantation for match stick production, owned by Bryant and May.

There are still over 150 trees which create a high canopy for the River Windrush and enclosures.

Birdland is set in woodland, river and gardens, this natural setting is inhabited by over 500 birds. Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat. There are over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. The Tropical, Temperate and Desert Houses are home to the more delicate species.

Take time out to wander, relax and learn in this tranquil environment. There are large areas to picnic and watch the activities of the birds on and around the River Windrush as it meanders through the Park on its journey to the Thames. Many of the species are now part of active breeding programmes controlled by studbooks in co-operation with European and International organisations.

50th Anniversary 1957 - 2007 - special weekend 30 June and July celebrations.

Only group of King Penguins in England/Wales or Ireland.

General Information:
  • Adoption scheme - sponsor a variety of bird
  • Café, picnic areas
  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on lead
  • Public car park adjacent to Birdland
  • Disabled facilities: easy access to all areas, toilets, wheelchairs available.

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    Situated in the town of Bourton on the Water, five minutes walk from the town centre.

    Birdland Postcode for SatNav: GL54 2BN


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    +44(0)1451 822 398

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