When we first arrive in Kuala Lumpur some friends recommended that we visit the KL Bird Park. Yesterday we had a chance to explore the bird park, which is the largest free-flight aviary in the world, and we’re not disappointed. Armed with my trusty Nikon 180mm telephoto lens we toured the park and we were amazed at the colorful and interesting species of birds.
The park opened in 1991 and is 20.9 acres in size. Many of the zones within the park try to match the bird’s natural habitat, which makes for great bird photography!
One of our favorite birds at KL Bird Park was the Malay Eagle Owl. It reminded me of a real life Furby. And for only 10 RM ($3.10), you could have your picture taken with your choice of two birds.
The parrots in the parrot area were very colorful. Sydney enjoyed feeding the different birds.
The Bird Show
KL Bird Park even offered a cheesy “Bird Show” with Macaus doing silly tricks. The kids loved it!
We were lucky to see the feeding of the eagles. The park staff enter the caged home of the eagles and throw raw meat into the air while the eagles catch it. Next they toss dead mice onto the ground and the eagles swoop down and pick up their tasty lunch.
There were so many species of birds that it was hard to photograph them all. But here are shots of some of my favorites!
I hope you enjoyed the photos essay of birds from the KL Bird Park. If you find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, this place is definitely worth a visit.