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'Have A Hoot' this Half Term at Birdland Park & Gardens


Owls at Birdland in the Cotswolds

Birdland is officially launching a brand new owl-based feature over the October Half Term holidays (Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November).
 
The Parliament of Owls is the latest attraction at the Bourton-on-the-Water wildlife park which is home to eight different owl species.
 
Among the birds on show in the new aviaries are snowy owls, burrowing owls, great grey owls, spectacled owls and Indian scops owls. Visitors can also meet Mackinder’s eagle owls, Chaco owls and white faced owls.
 
From Aesop’s Fables to Harry Potter, the owl has been a source of constant fascination, folklore, myth and legend over the centuries.
 
As well as celebrating one of the most iconic bird species this half term Birdland is also aiming to raise awareness of their plight in the wild and what we can all do to help protect them.
 
There are more than 200 species of owls worldwide and they can be found in virtually all terrestrial habitats; from deserts and icy tundra to rainforests and high mountains.
 
As well as its more exotic inhabitants, Birdland and the surrounding Nature Area also has its own resident group of native tawny owls.
 
All five UK species of owl have been spotted in Gloucestershire making it the perfect location to have a hoot this half term.

With its combination of woodland, riverside and gardens, Birdland features more than 500 birds, ranging from birds of prey and parrots to cassowaries and cranes in a mix of free-flying and aviary displays.
 
    •    Birdland Park and Gardens, Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos, GL54 2BN. Open Daily From 10am (Except Christmas Day).
    •    Tickets must be booked online in advance.


Explore Gloucestershire
25 September 2020


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