Bournemouth Aviary is temporarily closed for rebuilding work!
We have now begun to rebuild the aviary and this is due to be completed around the end of January into early February 2022. Many thanks for your generous donations!
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.
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.