Welcome to Bournemouth Aviary

Bournemouth Aviary has existed at Pine Walk on Westover Road for more than 50 years. Come and visit us!

Visit Us!
Sun Conure (Aratinga Solstitialis)

The public can visit the Aviary at any time of day, any day of the year and there is no admission charge.

New Aviary Fundraising

The aviary was originally maintained by BCP Council, but it is now run entirely by volunteers with in-kind support from the council. 

We are working with the Council on plans to build a new aviary and are helping to fundraise £200,000 to rebuild it. Of course, we also need money to continue looking after the birds and maintaining the current building.

By spring 2020 we have already collected over £125,000. There are different ways you can make a donation (no matter how small), you can read more below.

How to donate

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An introduction to our birds

Most of our birds are rescued, or have been born at our Aviary. We do our best to provide them with a safe and interesting living environment, healthy food, responsible care and an opportunity to live long and happy lives.

Visitors often ask our Aviary Volunteers to identify a bird that has caught their attention. The Birds section will help you identify a species if we haven't been able to help you. Even if you already know the identity of a particular bird, this section will show you some pictures of the species and provide you with more information.

Meet the Team!

Meet some of our wonderful volunteers who help to feed and take great care of our birds and the aviary building maintenance.

Click here to find out how to become a volunteer.

Derek

Treasurer & Council Liaise

Volunteer since the the aviary was taken over by volunteers from the council. Now acts as treasurer and liaises with council over new aviary project.

Dave

Aviary Manager

Supplying foods and equipment for about 14yrs as well as technical advice to BCP Council for the new aviary. I also answer the emergency advice number at the Aviary.

Emily

Aviary Team

I have been working at the aviary since early 2019. I have a passion for bird watching, wildlife and drawing. I adore caring for the birds along with my quails and reptiles back at home.

Mark

Aviary Team

I'm semi retired and have been visiting the Aviary since childhood, jumped at the chance to be a volunteer and enjoying every minute with the Birds.

Linda

Aviary Team

Long standing volunteer of at least 10 years cleaning feeding and caring for the birds. Volunteering some of my time at the Aviary almost every day and sometimes twice a day.

Tony

Aviary Team

Volunteering at Bournemouth Aviary for around 9 years. Some of the duties I tend to are cleaning, feeding and maintaining the Aviary with small repairs when necessary.