About Birdland Park & Gardens
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. Over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. The Tropical, Toucan 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.
Recent additionas at Birdland Park & Garden
In 2010, two new additions to Birdland in the form of the 2.5 acre Marshmouth Nature Reserve, a natural habitat for wildlife from dragonflies to kingfishers. There's also a pond dipping area available for school and group visits.
The Discovery Zone is an area dedicated to giving more of an insight into the life of birds with two exhibitions 'What is a Bird?' and 'The Egg Connection', as well as reptiles and insects on display. Within the Discovery Zone is Trigg Hall - a purpose built room for school eduction visits and conferences for businesses.