Awesome Aviaries

The Birds of Mura Mura Aviary at the Pairi Daiza Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Belgium.

The large outdoor aviary of Mura Mura is a faithful reproduction of the natural environment of the budgerigar.

In the arid and sub-arid regions of Australia, budgies travel together in groups of up to 4,000 birds. Wandering swarms follow the rain as the desert briefly blooms. Grass germinates very quickly to be able to grow new seeds and the grass seeds and fleeting water puddles are exactly what these birds are looking for. Seeing them in flight in the upper areas of the aviary is a truly exotic experience. The birds of the wild variety are all green, and the blue, white, and yellow variants are obtained through mutation during breeding in captivity. Export from Australia is strictly forbidden, but reproduction in captivity is very easy, and as a result the supply surpasses demand. More than 200 bird species inhabit the exterior and interior of the birdhouse. Pink cockatoos, king parrots, cockatiels and more all share the habitat of our parakeets. – from the Pairi Daiza website

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Awesome Aviaries

The Villa Borghese Aviary in Rome.

photo by judy h on flickr.

The aviary was built at the start of the 17th century and at one time housed rare birds (such as peacocks, swans and ostriches). The aviary is located in the Villa Borghese Gardens, part of the former private estate of the Borghese Family (and now public park).

Awesome Aviaries

Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.jbp_map-desktop-resolution1This sanctuary has some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world. There are feeding sessions where you can get close to the birds. They also have a breeding and research center which is open to the public. jurong-bird-park-106966_1920There’s a bird themed playground for the kiddies. You can have lunch with the parrots or catch the Kings of the Skies or the High Flyers bird shows. jbpMake sure you add the Jurong Bird Park to your around the world aviary tour!

Awesome Aviaries

Weltvogelpark Walsrode in Germany.vogelpark_2013_final1_kleiner-1024x709The park has over 4,000 birds and 675 different species from every continent and climatic zone in the world. weltvogelpark_gruppen_fuhrungen-3-1024x682They have shows, tours, meet and greets with the birds, lush botanical gardens and even a beer garden.flugshow-5-1024x682You can even adopt (sponsor) a bird. Budgies included!vogelpark-walsrode-wieder-fuer-besucher-geoeffnet_artikelquerphoto: Uwe Zucchi/Archiv

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