Free Flying Bird Show summer 2018
You can’t fail to be amazed by the birds at this summer free flying show!
(from Easter to the end of September)
Each one 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.
The kookaburras show their incredible natural reaction to snakes, and sometimes use visitors with hats as perches!
On many occasions you can also see Dave the Otter, showing off his skills of retrieving toy fish for rewards.
Newton the Kea parrot often appears and he shows us how important recycling is!
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!
Here is a short clip of one of our parrots helping to do some fundraising for the World Parrot Trust with visitors at the end of the show…