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
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The National Aviary is the largest aviary in the country. The aviary is home to over 500 birds representing more than 150 species. Alas, none of them are budgies. Boo.
This independent, aviary provides up-close interaction between visitors and the birds. Some you can hand feed. They provide educational programs, have a breeding program for endangered birds, conduct research and work to save endangered species by preserving natural habitats.So if you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area, make sure to check out the National Aviary! (Even though they don’t have budgies).
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).
The Birds of Eden aviary in South Africa. It’s the largest free flight aviary in the world.The aviary is home to about 3500 birds representing more than 200 species (among them are budgies and cockatiels).“Be they ex-pets, or birds confiscated from zoos or irreputable breeders, most of the birds that arrive at Birds of Eden have a history of being caged in small environments.”
The Aviary at Sonnenberg Gardens (New York).The Peacock House – the only remainder of a five building aviary complex which housed 216 species of birds.
The garden of the island aviary (the royal palace of Aranjuez, Madrid).
The aviary at Monplaisir Palace in Peterhof, Russia.According to RusArtNet: The Western Aviary now holds songbirds, while the Eastern Aviary is home to various species of parrot, including macaws, cockatoos, rosellas, cockatiels and pionites.