During the summer season, Easter to September, the daily events include two amazing flying shows.
At 12noon every day (weather permitting) you can see the ‘Eagles of Paradise Display’
The amazing summer ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display gives you the opportunity to see birds like Archie the Bald Eagle close up as they fly over and around you during these very informative and interesting flying displays.
The Eagles of Paradise Display also features Archie the Bald Eagle, Andros the Harris Hawk, Bong the Kookaburra plus others.
At 3:30pm every day (weather permitting) you can see the ‘Free Flying Bird Show’.
This show gives our presenters an opportunity to explain natural bird behaviours in a wonderfully entertaining way. The birds may vary but you will usually see a large, colourful macaw circle the stage before landing – this shows how important colour is for parrots, and then how the beak and feet work together in gathering and eating food. Other parrots help the presenters explain the role of parrot conservation and biodiversity, and how much care pet birds need. You may also see Dave the Otter showing off his skills with a keeper, or a Kea parrot demonstrating recycling!
The kookaburras show their incredible natural reaction to snakes, and sometimes use visitors with hats as perches!
New birds with different skills are often introduced to the Free Flying Bird Show, all trained using ‘positive re-enforcement’, and visitors are invited to come up on stage to give a donation to the World Parrot Trust in a unique way! Please see the video below.
Please note that the daily shows are subject to change or cancellation due to weather (high winds/heavy rain).