KL Bird Park ~ Places to Visit in Kuala
KL Visitors Guide
KL LAKE GARDENS AREA > KL BIRD PARK
Birds and nature lovers
can have a wonderful day out of the citys bustle watching the colourful
sights and melodic sound of birds perching and winging about freely while
chilling out in the park's natural and beautiful surroundings.
The Bird Park claims to be "The World's Largest Covered Bird Park" and "The
World's largest Free Flight Aviary" with more than 3,000 birds and 200
species from all over the world.
in 1991, the park has miniature gardens, pools and water cascades, little bridges,
flowering plants and other tropical fauna.
The KL Bird Park's
extraordinary feature is all birds are let free in the aviary which resemble the
natural habit. With this type of free flight concept, the birds are able to
breed naturally in this unique concept bird park.
Known locally as the Taman
Burung, about 200,000 people visit the park annually.
Distinguished visitors include
Ex US President Clinton who had a brief but enjoyable visit in 2008 and
Martha Stewart on May 2010.
The KL Bird Park is carved into four zones:
Zone 1 & 2 - A free-flight area where birds may interact and roam about as
Zone 3 - Designated as the hornbill park.
Zone 4 - Contains some caged birds, special breeding areas, and an
amphitheatre where two daily shows take place.
Feeding times provide the best photo opportunities for the many species that
stay hidden or high in the forest canopy during the day. The birds are not
easily frightened and taking a picture should not pose a problem. However,
please do not disturb or frighten the birds. These bird are wild birds and
some have sharp bills and claws and can bite without warning.
Located at the main entrance area, this mini aviary got its name from the
main tenants, the Indian Ring-necked Parakeets withxxxz++ their strong,
monogamous pair bonding over long periods of time.
Besides the greatly loveable
small parrots, this aviary also houses the colourful Eastern Rosella, Sun
Conures and Green-cheeked Conure
Located in Zone 1, it exhibits a collection of Brahminy Kites, one of the
popular local bird of prey species.
These magnificent eagles give
out sorrowful, mewing calls especially during late evenings.
Brahminy Feeding - 2.30pm daily.
One of the best sites also situated in Zone 1.
Here you will see Greater and
Lesser Flamingos gracefully sun-bathing in a beautifully landscaped pond
complete with a scenic man-made waterfall.
Also here you can also observe pelicans. This pond is also a favourite spot
for other water wading birds inhabiting the free-flight aviary especially
early in the morning.
You can enjoy this picturesque
sight while taking a short break at the F&B kiosk, the Flamingo Kiosk..
Located next to the Flamingo Pond, Bul Bul Land houses primarily Bulbuls.
Bulbuls are medium-sized, perching song birds.
There are about 130 species of Bulbuls altogether, each unique in their own
different way. Other residents of this aviary include the Asian Fairy
Bluebird, Silver Pheasant and the Golden-breasted Starling.
Landscaped to depict the tropical rainforest of Malaysia, it is home to
resident Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbill species in the
world. Also here are smaller hornbill species, the Oriental Pied Hornbill.
Others include, the melodious Hill Myna and the Formosan Blue Magpie.
On ground you can find the
Purple Swamphen. Also here is the Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe, with an
open-air verandah overlooking the park; a nice way to enjoy your meal.
Feeding -11.30pm daily.
World of Parrots
This walk-in mini aviary is specially designed to accommodate 20 different
species of parrots consisting of macaws, cockatoos, lories and parakeets.
Some of the parrots are placed
in individual exhibits in pairs as part the breeding program while others
You get the chance to get a
closer look at some of the rare and endangered parrot species such as the
Pesquet's Parrot also known as the Vulturine Parrot found only in Papua New
Guinea; the Moluccan Cockatoo, endemic to the Seram Island in Indonesia and
the Congo African Grey Parrots which are widely known to be the most
intelligent parrot species.
Here you can take part in the Lories Feeding, from 10am till 5pm daily.
Here you find Ostrich, the largest living bird species in the world;
Southern Cassowary, endangered and found in the tropical rainforests of New
Guinea and North-east Australia; Emu, found in the open-country habitats of
Oriental Bird Aviray
Here you can observe over 50 different species of oriental birds, each
unique and brilliant in their own way.
One of the exhibits houses the
Golden Breasted Starling often called the most beautiful of the African
Starlings. Also seen here is the Violet and Green Turaco from Africa, and 2
species of toucans, namely the Channel-billed Toucan and Red-billed Toucan
which are regarded as the New World 'hornbill' species.
Located in Zone 4 of KL Bird Park. A picturesque set up of lush green trees
and a 30-feet tall man-made waterfall, this mini aviary is also the
sanctuary of our Milky Storks, one of the vulnerable and protected bird
species in Malaysia.
Feeding -04.00pm daily.
This semi-open air amphitheatre located in Zone 4 is where the KL Bird Park
Bird Show is held at 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily.
It has a 350 seating capacity
on a first-come seating arrangement. The Show is free-of-charge, though not
a five star performance, it is entertaining.
The booth allows you to get a beautiful photo with the birds and a a chance
to be up-close-and-personal with the tame and trained birds here.
For a small fee, you can
choose to use your own camera or their instant photo service -A good
souvenir of your visit.
Pick any that tickles your
fancy; from Tango, the beautiful Scarlet Macaw; Samad, the playful Wreathed
Hornbill; Kitty the adorable Malay-Eagle Owl or even Ella the
Chestnut-bellied Hawk Eagle.
Opening Hours - Open Daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Malaysians - Adult RM 25 / Children 3 - 12: Free
Foreigners - Adult: RM 48 / Children 3 - 12: Free / Children 6-12 years: RM
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A short walk away from Bird Park is the Taman Orchid (the Orchid Garden).
Best Way to Visit -
Half Day KL Gardens & Bird Park
A half private tour takes you here and other places such as the Orcid and
Hibiscus Park, Deer Park as well as to the Butterfly Park..
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KL BIRD PARK