If you want to get close and personal with our feathered friends, then you must visit the bird park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is also a perfect activity if you are visiting with your children. The bird park is a great place to see and enjoy a colorful variety of surprising birds, and learn about the origins and habits of different species. Some of the birds wander among the visitors, so you really can get close and personal with the parrots! The children loved the bird-friendly atmosphere and it certainly felt good to see those creatures happy.
Where is Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park
The bird park is conveniently located within close proximity of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, where you can get on the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour Bus which takes you straight to the park. For more details and other options, check the park’s official website here.
If you are driving, click the location on the map below, or this link.
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices
The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, even on public holidays and weekends. From July 2017, tickets for non-Malaysians cost 67 RM for adults and over 12’s, and 45 RM for children up to 11 years old. Kids younger than 3 years go in free.
Top Attractions in KL Bird Park
Cattle Egrets and Australian Ibis
Cattle egrets and black-beaked ibis are scattered all around the park. You will find at least one of them standing on every corner.
When we visited Taman Negara , we saw a hornbill in the wild. It was the very first time that we’d ever seen this exotic and majestic bird, and witnessing it in its natural habitat was a unique experience. Hornbills in the park, like this rhinohornbill, are caged, but they are still are a wonder to look at.
Peacocks of all sizes roam the park with the cattle egrets. You can find them walking along the paths or hanging out on the green, or if you are lucky, they might be perched up high, displaying their beautiful feathers.
The kids will love seeing storks especially after the recent animated movie, and Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park hosts a large number of them. Together with cattle egrets and peacocks, they are the main three species of bird that you will find wandering everywhere in the park.
Victorian Crowned Pigeons
These royal birds also roam free but we saw them mostly close to the entrance of the park.
Looks like they were disagreeing about something or having a playful bird fight.
When you look at flamingos, you just have to admire their grace. The way they stand on one leg in perfect balance is simply mesmerizing.
There is a small man-made pond bubbling with colorful fish. You can buy fish food from a dispenser and watch them compete for the food pellets.
In the parrot section, you’ll find many kinds of parrots in every color imaginable. Children can buy syrup to feed them and watch them sipping from a very close range. A great way to get to know them better—they might even say something to you!
This big bird is a dinosaur in size compared to the rest of the bird in the park. It is considered to be the largest Asian bird and can reach up to 85kg in weight. Despite its pretty face, it be deadly to humans if provoked, because of its strong beak spear-like claws.
And with all these exotic offerings, don’t underestimate how much children get excited seeing common chicken and duck chicks—and the park has lots of them!
Other Birds and Park Attractions
There are many other birds to see in the park such as owls, eagles, oriental birds and love birds. There is also a photo booth, a bird show and a children’s playground. You can easily spend two hours or more with everything there is to see and do.
You can find more information on the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park’s official website, and you can download a map of the park here. Overall, we enjoyed our visit, and loved interacting with all the wandering birds, even if we did feel a little sad for those that were caged. If you are going to be in Kuala Lumpur with children, the Bird Park is definitely worth a visit!