Imagine walking around in a deep tropical rainforest and watching majestic birds of all kinds flying above you in the skies. You can witness that vision come to life, right in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city. Located ten minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur city centre is the KL Bird Park, one of Malaysia’s most prominent eco-tourism destinations since the 1990s. A favourite of bird lovers and nature enthusiasts, the sprawling 20.9-acre lush valley terrain is home to more than 3,000 local and foreign birds belonging to approximately 200 unique species.
The major highlight of KL Bird Park is that it has one of the largest free-flight walk-in aviaries in the world. The Park does not cage the birds, it lets them fly around in an artificially-created environment that mimics their natural habitat. So, visitors get to witness ponds, waterfalls, and tall tropical evergreen trees in the midst of a bustling Kuala Lumpur. As the birds create their homes and suitable ecosystem cohabiting with various other species, they are also able to breed and ensure survival and continuity of their kind at the park.
Meet and interact with hundreds of birds as they languish in their carefree world. You can also feed them and know their special diets as part of special feeding activities organised by the park. Witness bird taxidermy, which is the process of preserving dead birds in a lifelike state, and the artificial incubation of chicken and duck eggs, while getting the chance to see real live hatching of chicks and ducklings. Come along to KL Bird Park, where Crowned Pigeons, Ostriches, Rhinoceros Hornbills, Flamingos, Bulbuls, Congo African Grey Parrots, and hundreds of magnificent birds await to welcome you to their world.
The KL Bird Park tickets offer you access to the four zones of the park, which are home to more than 200 different bird species brought in from all over the world. The zones, to provide the perfect ecosystem for their feathered residents, have been designed to imitate lush green rainforests, gorgeous waterfalls, and crystal-clear ponds. From creating one of the largest free-flight walk-in aviaries in the world to housing several iconic and rare species like the Crowned Pigeon, Ostrich, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Congo African Grey Parrot, Greater and Lesser Flamingos, the attractions at KL Bird Park offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can even interact and feed our feathery counterparts of the wild as you walk around the tropical rainforest-inspired park.
The Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary at KL Bird Park includes Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the park. The semi-natural environs of the aviary house a one-of-its-kind ecosystem, where birds of different species fly around freely and co-habit in harmony and balance. Meet the Crowned Pigeons, the largest pigeon species in the world, along with the Indian Blue Peacocks, Yellow-billed Storks, Doves, Egrets, Ibises and many other beautiful bird species. You can also feed the birds here, at the Free-Flying Birds Feeding activity which starts daily at 10:30 AM.
KL Bird Park tickets get you access to the first of the numerous mini-aviaries of the park, the Love Aviary, which is located at the main entrance area in Zone 1. The aviary has been named after the Indian Ring-necked Parakeets, who have been nicknamed Lovebirds. The Lovebirds, who are the main residents of the aviary have a strong, monogamous pair bonding and spend much of their time sitting beside each other, thus getting the nickname. Along with these small parrots, you can also meet some vibrant bird species, like the Budgerigars, Sun Conures, and Cockatiels.
Meet one of the largest hornbill species, the Rhinoceros Hornbill, with your KL Bird Park tickets at Hornbill Park in Zone 3. The grandiose landscape of the Hornbill Park is a stunning imitation of a real Malaysian tropical rainforest with its ten-storey high evergreen trees. The shiny black Rhinoceros Hornbill with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, is joined by the Oriental Pied Hornbill, Hill Myna, Formosan Blue Magpie, and Purple Swamphen in this perfectly balanced ecosystem. Interact with the birds and feed them at the Hornbill Feeding activity that occurs daily at 11:30 AM. The Hornbill Park also has the Hornbill Gift Shop and the Hornbill Restaurant and Café where visitors can relax and unwind.
One of the best sites you can access with your KL Bird Park tickets is the Flamingo Pond at Zone 1. The splendidly landscaped pond has a mesmerising artificial waterfall, where you get to meet the Greater and Lesser Flamingos of the park. Witness the long-legged feathery residents sun-bathe in the pond as some of them showcase their special ability to stand on one leg. These birds, which originate from Africa, have pinkish feathers which is a result of their beta carotene-rich diet obtained from their pond-based home. The pond also has many wading bird visitors, especially in the early morning hours. Meet the gorgeous Pelicans and other water-loving birds in this part of the Free-Flight Aviary.
Right next to the Flamingo Pond is the mini-aviary of Bulbul Land in Zone 1. The Bulbul Land is home to 130 varying species of Bulbuls, who are medium-sized perching songbirds. Indulge in the sweet melodies of the various species of the songbird as you try to spot the other feathery residents of this mini-aviary. The Asian Fairy Bluebird, the Silver Pheasant, and the Golden-breasted Starling are all hidden away in this musical land, spot them if you can!
Located in Zone 4, World of Parrots is a walk-in mini aviary that you can access with your KL Bird Park tickets. Designed to house 20 unique species of parrots, the residents include macaws, cockatoos, lories, and parakeets. Some rare and critically endangered residents of the aviary are the Pesquet’s Parrot or the Vulturine Parrot which is found only in Papua New Guinea. The Congo African Grey Parrots are renowned as the most intelligent parrot species. And the Moluccan Cockatoo which is a native of the Seram Island of Indonesia and is critically endangered because of illegal trapping and habitat destruction. Feed the lories as you participate in the Lories Feeding activity that happens from 10 AM to 5 PM daily.
Witness some of the largest bird species in the world with your KL Bird Park tickets at the Flightless Bird aviary of Zone 4. These big birds evolved to the point where they have lost their ability to fly and have adapted to a life on the ground. Meet the Ostrich which is a native of Africa, runs with a top speed of 64 kilometres per hour and is the largest living bird species in the world. Another resident is the Southern Cassowary, which traces its origins to the tropical rainforests of northeast Australia and New Guinea and is now on the verge of extinction due to habitat destruction. You can also spot the Emu, a bird species symbolic of Australia which is now commercially farmed for its numerous uses in the red meat, leather, oil, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries.
Located in Zone 4 of the KL Bird Park is the majestic semi-open-air Amphitheatre. With a seating capacity of 350 people, the Amphitheatre hosts the KL Bird Park Bird Show, which showcases the various feathered residents of the park and is the main event highlight of the day. Head to this grand location at 12:30 PM or 3:30 PM on any day to witness the breathtaking show. The Bird Show is a part of the KL Bird Park tickets and requires no extra fees, and you are allotted seats on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Located in Zone 4 is the mesmerising mini-aviary, the Waterfall Aviary. Stroll around the lush green trees and the awe-inspiring 30-feet-high artificial waterfall. The Waterfall Aviary provides sanctuary to Milky Storks, which is a vulnerable and highly protected bird species of Malaysia. The calm waters and refreshing greenery provide the perfect environment for the Milky Storks to thrive and breed. Meet the beautiful feathered residents and feed them at the Milky Stork Feeding activity that happens here at 4 PM daily.
The Hornbill Restaurant and Café promises a rustic Malay gastronomic experience in the middle of a lush tropical rainforest.
Head to Hornbill Park to enjoy a meal at this restaurant styled in the Malay Kampung House architecture for a warm and rustic dining ambience.
The three-tiered restaurant can seat 100 people each on its upper and middle decks, and 60 people on the lower deck.
Indulge in a wide selection of local and western favourites that can suit a variety of tastes, prepared by highly experienced chefs as you dine with your family, friends, or clients. You can host lunches, dinners, business meetings, small parties, and wedding receptions with the backdrop of nature at this KL Bird Park restaurant.
Meet with the Rhinoceros Hornbill and other feathered residents of the park as they visit you at the restaurant’s open verandah. Relax in the calming surroundings of tall trees and the magnificent Kuala Lumpur skyline as you relish your casual dining experience.
The operating hours of the restaurant are from 9 AM to 7 PM daily.
Location: The KL Bird Park is located at 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Timings: The KL Bird Park is open daily, including on public and school holidays, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
How To Reach:
By Bus: Take the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service and get off at Station No. 20 in front of KL Bird Park Main Entrance. The buses are available at 30-to-45-minute intervals.
By Train: Take the KTM Commuter Train and get off at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station.
By Taxi/Car: Take the Jalan Bangsar route towards KTM Railway Station and Masjid Negara. Next, head towards Jalan Mahameru towards Jalan Parliamen and then to Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens.
Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit KL Bird Park is in the early morning hours. The temperatures are cool, many places are shaded from the sun, and the crowds are less, which allows you to enjoy the exciting adventure to the fullest. As the morning progresses, you can indulge in the various daily activities as soon as they begin for the day.
The KL Bird Park is home to more than 200 different species of birds brought in from all over the world. Some of the popular bird species are:
Visitors can feed the birds by taking part in the special feeding activities that are conducted in the various zones and aviaries at different points in the day. One is guided by authorised personnel in the activities so that whatever is given to the birds is safe for them to eat as per their natural diet. If you are not participating in the feeding activities, then it is strictly prohibited for you to feed the birds as they might eat something that could potentially harm them.