Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

Events and things to do throughout the year including Easter Egg Hunts, summer flying displays, Quiz trails around the Park, Halloween Pumpkin Trail and more.

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Make it a birthday to remember with your choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door.

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We want children to get as much as possible from a visit – wildlife education, inspiration about the natural world and active fun.

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Chough Nestcam live

The 2023 chough breeding season has now come to an end with all chicks fledged.

This has been an important year as chicks bred will be included in the project to restore the species to the coast of Kent.

We thank Paradise Park’s partners, Wildwood Trust and the Kent Wildlife Trust which raised funds so that we could increase the number of aviaries available for chough breeding.

Check back next March 2024 when we do it all again!
For information, the pictures for our nest cam are from our seclusion aviaries, a quiet location where we breed Red-billed Choughs as part of our long-term project for the species.

Some of the cameras have tiny lights inside the nestbox and at night they switch to infra-red so the birds can be seen roosting, incubating eggs or brooding chicks 24 hours a day.

As well as images, there is also sound from the nests. We find this helpful to understand if the adults are doing their ‘feeding call’. This call is needed early on as the chick don’t open their eyes for a few days and need an audible signal to know that it is the right time to open their mouths for food.

During the breeding season the chicks are constantly monitored by camera, and if necessary weighed and given supplementary feed or veterinary care. If a nest needs to be accessed for this, the adult birds are encouraged to stay out of the way using positive reinforcement methods.

See you in 2024!

Ray at Operation Chough HQ

Photo: Ray weighing a chough chick

Find out all the latest chough news with updates, photos and video clips on the Operation Chough website.

For news on the reintroduction of the species in Jersey, where choughs bred here at Paradise Park are now living free after an absence of 100 years, go to the Birds on the Edge project page. There are now about 40 choughs flying free in Jersey, most of them having fledged in the wild with thanks to our partners at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Please check our events menu for other webcams.

Operation Chough

Operation Chough is a conservation project established at Paradise Park, in Hayle, Cornwall in 1987. Our initial aim was to see the chough back and living once again on the cliffs of Cornwall.

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Conservation Projects, Campaigns and Fundraising

We work with British, European and international breeding schemes, and run various conservation project here at the Park.

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