KL Bird Park

Last Wednesday on 4 August 2010, we went to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Click to go to KLBird Park website

The KL Bird Park was established in 1991 and was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Tunku Bainun. The park is 10 minutes away from the city center. The main feature that distinguishes KL Bird Park from any other bird parks is the concept of free-flight. Entering the door of KL Bird Park is as if you are stepping into an enormous bird cage, where visitors will have a chance to witness at close proximity how approximately 800 birds of 60 local and foreign species living together as a perfectly balanced community in this semi-natural, man-made environment.

Birds are friendly, jumping at the sight of food.

The park is divided in several zones (4) to prevent chasing at each other.

  • Zone 1 and 2 are the free-flight zones
  • Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and
  • Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries.

At entry, guests are greeted with the parrots. These parrots are friendly, and focus their attention to the food stuck on the tree. Interesting to see that corn and apples could be stuck on trees like that to attract bird to ate them. Further in is the free-flight aviary. There was a mini waterfall pond where small white storks are seen standing by the pond to catch food, probably insects larvae. And many other birds can be seen roaming around the park. Some of them are,

  • Crowned pigeon
  • Doves
  • Yellow Billed Stock
  • Hens
  • and many more.
 

I could get a nice closeup with the birds.

In one of the mini aviary, ducks are seen relaxing in the pond. These brightly colored ducks are called Mandarin Ducks. Nearby the small pond, is a rest area where guests could relax and watch the birds around them.

Ducks are seen relaxing in the pond.

Mandarin Ducks poses for the picture

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