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Bird Garden 50th Anniversary

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  • Non-Members will need to purchase an advance ticket. Free for members, pre-booking essential.

Saturday 27 June – Sunday 6 September 2020

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harewood Bird Garden, first opened to the public in 1970.The Bird Garden was originally opened by the 7th Earl and the Countess of Harewood
to provide a new attraction for visitors and celebrate their passion for wildlife and the protection of endangered species. As a licensed zoo, the Bird Garden is home to approximately 300 birds from 56 different species.We care for many rare and endangered species, some of which are believed to be extinct in the wild. TheTrust’s work around conservation and education is at the forefront of all that we do as part of our charitable aims.

We are delighted to be able to re-open the Bird Garden and welcome visitors back to help us celebrate this special year.

Our top birds to see today...and why they are important to us

  • Meet our Chilean flamingos, some of which were here when the Bird Garden opened 50 years ago!
  • See the critically endangered Edward’s pheasant, which has not been seen in the wild since 1999
  • Visit our family of brown lorys, three of which we have successfully hand-reared from chicks
  • Meet the elegant East African crowned crane, an endangered species threatened by the pet trade
  • See the palm cockatoos which have been part of one of our most successful breeding programmes

Here is a reminder of further ways you can help at home

  • Shop wisely: When food shopping, look out for the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) logo.This means that the fish you are buying has been sourced responsibly and caught in a manner that does not affect other marine life such as our Humboldt penguins in the wild.
  • Support our native wildlife: Put a bird feeder out at home, to help support the wild birds in your local area.
  • Live more sustainably: By recycling and making small changes at home you can do your bit to combat climate change, which is affecting so many of our wild birds. Installing a smart meter is the first step to going greener at home as it helps to reduce energy consumption.
  • Support our breeding programmes: By making a donation to the Bird Garden you are helping support one of the 17 international breeding programmes we are part of.
  • Choose the right coffee: Buying rainforest alliance certified coffee can help prevent habitat loss for endangered birds such as the rare grey breasted conure.
  • Protect the forests: When buying new timber products, look for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo, which means it has been responsibly sourced in a way that is not interfering with the habitats of native wildlife in the area.
  • Become a Member: Join today and become part of a great community giving Harewood HouseTrust invaluable support. Click here for more details.