Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre public aviary located adjacent to the Lake Gardens. Also known as Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur, this is the largest covered bird park in the world.
The KL Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds in enclosed aviaries of which almost 90% are local birds and the rest are imported. The area has been divided into 4 zones, each of them offering a wide range of activities to try out. There are feeding booths at various points in every zone where one can feed cut fruits and milk to the free-flying birds.
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Activities and Attractions at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The bird park is divided into 4 zones with the main entrance leading directly to Zone 1 and Zone 2 having the ticket booth.
ZONE 1 The main entrance of the park directly leads to the first zone housing a netted walk-in aviary. This zone comprises of
Love Aviary where one can view the beautiful Indian Ring-necked Parakeets, Budgerigars, Sun Conures and Cockatiels.
Brahminy Land which houses the Brahminy Kites, one of the most popular local birds of prey, followed by the Flamingo Pond with a Kiosk right adjacent to it which allows us to witness the Greater and Lesser Flamingos and Pelicans fluttering around playfully.
The end of the pond leads to Bulbul Land where Bulbuls, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Silver Pheasant and the Golden-breasted Starling, Peacocks and Peahens roam the grounds freely.=
ZONE 2 This zone is home to the Baya weaver famous for its nest building skills, the Nicobar pigeon which is the closest living relative to the Dodo bird, the might Ostriches and the Scarlet Ibis with its brilliant scarlet coloration.
ZONE 3 The third zone of Kuala Lumpur Bird Park houses two members of the hornbill family- the Rhinoceros Hornbill and the Oriental Pied Hornbill. It is also home to the exotic Hill Mynas, Formosan Blue Magpie originating from Taiwan, and the Purple Swamphen.
Hornbill Feeding time: 11:30 AM
The Hornbill Restaurant and Gift Shop is located in this zone Restaurant timings: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily
ZONE 4 The fourth zone, which is the biggest, houses the walk-in parrot enclosure, home to 20 different species of parrots ranging from Macaws and Cockatoos to Lories and Parakeets.
The main attraction of this zone is the Waterfall Aviary where Milky Storks live in a netted enclosure that has a 30-foot high freshwater waterfall.
This leads to the Oriental Bird Aviary which has some 50 species of oriental birds such as Toucans and Starlings. It also features the Flightless Birds exhibit with Emu, Ostrich and Southern Cassowary.
This zone also has an air-conditioned Bird Gallery, an Education Station and a Bird Schoo.
The Education Station has egg incubators where visitors can see chicks and ducklings hatch.
Amphitheatre Kuala Lumpur Bird Park has a 350-seat open-air Amphitheatre which conducts daily Bird Shows.
Daily Amphitheatre timings: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Daily Feeding timings: Ostriches and lories: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Milky storks (in the waterfall aviary): 4:00 PM
How to Reach Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur
Bus: The Rapid KL Bus No. B115 commutes from Kotaraya to Jalan Parlimen which is about 6 minutes from the bird park. The KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service, disembarks at Station No. 15 in front of KL Bird Park Main Entrance with buses available at every 30 to 45 minutes interval.
KTM Commuter Train: Disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station located near the National Mosque from where the KL Bird Park is at a walkable distance.
Car: For the ones who prefer driving up till the park on their own, these are the directions you need to follow - GPS address: KL Bird Park GPS coordinates: N3 08.581 E101 41.294 From Jalan Bangsar, head straight towards KTM Railway Station round-a-bout, turn left towards Masjid Negara. From Jalan Mahameru, turn left into Jalan Parlimen. At the traffic light, turn right towards the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens
Make sure to check the weather forecast before visiting the bird park as most of the aviaries and zones are shut down in case of heavy rainfall and the tickets are non-refundable.
Mornings are probably the best time to visit the park as the heat and humidity are considerably lesser.
Carry a mosquito repellant as mosquito bites might cause some irritation.
Do not carry any outside food items or try to feed them to the birds. Only the food provided by the park and forest officials is allowed to be fed to the birds.
Do not mishandle the birds or try to harm or annoy them in any way.
The park has its very own Hornbill Restaurant and Gift shop. The main showstopper of the cafe is its frequent visitors- the Rhinoceros Hornbills! These magnificent birds come and perch upon the treetops and shades inside and around the cafe.