Birds are members of the class Aves, which boasts over 10,000 species. Most birds are able to fly, but some, like ostriches, kiwis, penguins, and emus, have wings but cannot fly, and other birds are far better at swimming than they are at flying. Birds are the only type of animals that have feathers, and all birds hatch from eggs. Their feathers, toenails, and scales are made of the same materials our fingernails are made of, and their bones are lightweight and sometimes hollow, which makes it easier for them to fly. Birds are very important for our environment because they eat bugs, spread plant seeds through their droppings, and provide food for other animals and humans.

Besides these things, birds are very intelligent and beautiful, and Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is pleased to present an extensive and diverse collection of birds for you to learn about and enjoy, including over 800 birds representing 70 different species.

Parrot Family

  • African Grey Parrot
  • Blue and Gold Macaw
  • Budgerigar Parakeet
  • Channel Billed Toucan
  • Double-Yellow Headed Amazon
  • Eastern Rosella
  • Green-Winged Macaw
  • Military Macaw
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Sulfur Breasted Toucan
  • Toco Toucan
  • Umbrella Cockatoo


  • African Crowned Crane
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • East African Crowned Crane
  • Saurus Crane


  • Eurasian Eagle Owl
  • Pied Raven
  • Yellow Headed Vulture

Pheasants & Gamebirds

  • Argus Pheasant
  • Blue Eared Pheasant
  • Lady Amherst’s Pheasant
  • Northern Bobwhite Quail
  • Impeyan Pheasant
  • Javan Green Peafowl
  • Pied Crow
  • Ringneck Pheasant
  • Silver Pheasant
  • Tragopan
  • White Peafowl


  • Greater Curassow


  • Abdim’s Stork
  • Black Necked Swan
  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Sacred Ibis


  • African Geese
  • Bahama Pintail
  • Baikal Teal
  • Bar-Headed Goose
  • Barnacle Goose
  • Black Australian Swan
  • Black Bellied Whistling Duck
  • Black-Necked Swan
  • Canvasback
  • Cape Barren Goose
  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Crested Screamer
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Marbled Teal
  • Paradise Shelduck
  • Red-Breasted Goose
  • Red-Crested Pochard
  • Ringed Necked Duck
  • Ringed Teal Duck
  • Ruddy Shelduck
  • Wigeon


  • Laughing Kookaburra


  • Helmeted Guinea fowl


  • Southern Ostrich
  • Emu
  • Southern Cassowary
  • Greater Rhea


  • African Penguins
  • Peafowl
  • Southern Ground Hornbill
  • Valley Quail
  • Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes 10,027 bird species. Of these, 190 species are listed as critically endangered, 372 as endangered, and 678 as vulnerable, for a total of 1,240 species at risk out of the total population. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park cares for 18 threatened bird species. Here they are protected from predators, pollution, habitat loss, and human-caused threats.

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