Penguins at Birdworld

Birdworld is home to two penguin exhibits, Penguin Island and Penguin Beach.

Penguin Island, home to Birdworld’s colony of Humboldt Penguins was officially opened to the public in 1982 by ‘Animal Magic’ legend Johnny Morris. Since that time, Birdworld has had huge success in breeding this threatened species, with over 300 juvenile Humboldt penguins raised here, establishing and increasing other captive penguin colonies all around the world.

Penguin Beach opened to the public in 2011 and is home to our colony of endangered African Penguins. The exhibit is inspired by Robben Island, a small island found off the coast of South Africa which is also considered a biodiversity ‘hot-spot’, due to the rich assortment of plants and animals that live there. Penguin Beach aims to celebrate that diversity with a variety of coastal African bird species that also share this themed exhibit.


Who will you meet?

The two penguin species that we have at Birdworld are:

  • Humboldt Penguin
  • African Penguin

Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament

Opened in May 2017, the Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament pays tribute to one of the world’s most charismatic authors and creator of the Discworld universe.

Terry Pratchett was a known lover of all wildlife, owls in particular, and we are lucky enough to host several distinctive owl species in this exhibit.


Who will you meet?

Some of the species living in the Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament include:

  • Snowy Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Northern White-faced Owl

Parrots at Birdworld

Birdworld’s parrots are housed throughout the park and species can be found in all shapes and sizes.

Parrots in Flight is one of Birdworld’s single largest aviaries, and this huge free flight space allows the parrots living here to fully stretch their wings and interact with each other as they would in their wild habitats.

Outback Landing is a walkthrough exhibit and home to our Budgie flock, who also share the exhibit with several of Australia’s other small bird species.

Built in 2019, Birdworld’s Cockatoo Aviaries displays some of the most charismatic parrot species, with our noisy Lorikeet Aviaries close by.


Who will you meet?

Some of the parrot species living at Birdworld include:

  • Mitchell’s Lorikeet
  • Kea
  • Green-winged Macaw
  • Yellow-crested Cockatoo

Seashore Walk & Flamingo Cove

Flamingo Cove opened in May 2015, after Birdworld received a flock of 25 Greater Flamingos from Durrell Zoo in Jersey.

Birdworld has welcomed further additions after the colony bred in 2017, and have laid eggs every year since!

Located next-door, Birdworld’s Seashore Walk exhibit is based on coastal and estuary habitats from all over the world. Seashore Walk boasts a wide variety of species flying and living together in one of Birdworld’s largest and most tranquil exhibits.


Who will you meet?

Some of the species living in Seashore Walk & Flamingo Cove include:

  • Greater Flamingo
  • Inca Tern
  • African Spoonbill
  • Pied Avocet

Threatened Species

Birdworld is passionate about bird conservation, and we are fortunate enough to house some of the world’s most threatened and endangered bird species.

In 2018, Birdworld’s Silent Forest was opened to the public. Launched to highlight BIAZA’s Silent Forest campaign, this exhibit replicates the look and feel of the vulnerable southeast Asian rainforests that these birds’ are native to. Birdworld’s Silent Forest exhibit aims to highlight the threats that these birds face in their natural habitats, including deforestation, trapping, and capture for the illegal caged bird trade.


Who will you meet?

Some of the threatened species living at Birdworld include:

  • Bali Starling
  • Socorro Dove
  • Sumatran Laughingthrush
  • Grey Crowned Crane

Jenny Wren Farm

The Jenny Wren Farm opened in 1990, and since then it has quickly become one of the most popular areas of the park.

The Jenny Wren Farm is now the perfect place for children and parents alike to get close to some of Birdworld’s fluffier residents.


Who will you meet?

Some of the species living at the Jenny Wren Farm include:

  • Domestic Goat
  • Domestic Rabbit
  • Mangalitza Pig
  • Whitefaced Woodland Sheep