KL Bird Park
No. 920 Jalan Lembah Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 9.00 – 19.00 hours.
KL Bird Park is located in the scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens and is just 10 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre. At KL Bird Park you will find over 3000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and international birds. The serene 60 acre Lake Gardens wereestablished back in 1888 from the green belt of Kuala Lumpur. The park is devided in to 4 zones. Zone 1 and Zone 2 consist of free-flight zone.
Zone 3 is the Hornbill Patk and Zone 4 consists of birds in avaries and seperate cages.In Zone 1- 3 one of the most extraordinary feature is that birds are left free to roam in their natural habitat. With the free flight concept birds are able to behave more naturally and it encourages breeding between the bird species is this unique habitat.Â Birds include Flamingos, Hornbills, Waterhens, Parrots, Cockatoos, Storks, Pheasants, Mynahs Pigeons, Macawsand Ducks.
The lake in the Lake Garden is an artificial lake.Visitors can take a leisurely boat cruise around the lake to enjoy the views. Visitors also enjoy strolling throught the park along the maze-like paths. It’s the perfect place for family picnics. There is a children’s playground and rowing boats. The garden’s also incorporate the National Monument,
Butterfly House and Hibiscus Gardens. Visitors will enjoy seeing the Hornbills flyng from tree to tree. Be warned do not frighten the birds, some birds have sharp claws and beaks and can attack without warning. The high light of the park are the Hornbills who make for great photos. If you fancy refreshments then the Bird Park has a refreshment kiosk where you can buy food and ice-cream of food to feed the goldfish in the pond. Since the bird’s have specific diets please do not feed the birds as it may lead them to being poisioned.
By allowing the birds to move around freely and by simulating their natural habitats and diet, birds have been able to breed naturally thus helping to ensure the survival and sustainability of their species. The park has been successful with their captive breeding programme and many species have been successfully bred including emus, African grey parrots, yellow billed stork, silver pheasant, sun conure, milky stork, red lory, Indian blue peafowl, red junglefowl, straw headed bulbul,
Malay peacock pheasant and eclectus parrot.Â Other popular attractions in the park include the lovebirds, the brahminy kites (a Malaysian species), the flamingo pond, the World of Parrots, the hornbills (especially the rhinoceros hornbill), the oriental birds aviary and the pelicans.Â The Bird Park is popular with photographers who are keen to try out their bird watching lenses but the birds are so close you can take good photos with just a regular camera.