welcome to birds of eden - a true free flight bird sanctuary



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Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.

The decision to develop Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and miniature monkeys.  
Birds of Eden also aims, where possible to offer pet bird owners the opportunity to free their birds into the sanctuary. There is a protocol that must be followed and certain criteria that have to be met. Should you have a query regarding donating a bird please contact the curator team who will give you all the info required - contact Grace on curator@birdsofeden.co.za or Isabel on curator@saasa.org.za

Birds of Eden opened its doors to the public in December 2005. Currently over 3,500 birds live at the sanctuary.

For further information, directions etc. please contact Lara (marketing) or Lee (curator / manager).



birds of eden news
Jacana's have funny toes
Why would a bird have such funny looking feet? If he walked on land those long toes would get in the way. But the jacana walks on water lily pads and other plants that grow in the water.

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Ruppell's parrot

Poicephalus rueppellii ...

Distribution: Rüppell's Parrot (Poicephalus rueppellii) has a small range in coastal ...

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birds of eden photo gallery - most recent pictures

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"Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. "
Paul Rodriguez

GPS Co-ordinates:
 S33 56' 46.09" E23 29' 8.13"
Directions: Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2

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