Our birds

Our feathered stars are waiting for you

With over 4,000 birds and 675 different species in Weltvogelpark Walsrode, it is difficult to find your favourite because each bird is unique and fascinating in its own special way! This is because some of our feathered friends attract attention in many different ways, whether it be through a display of colour, singing or dance. Here are some of the stars you will find in Weltvogelpark this season...

The smallest bird in the world...

...is the Hummingbird. Some species are hardly larger than a "thumb". Their natural habitat can be found in Central and South America. They fascinate you with their high frequency of between 40-50 wing beats per second. Hummingbirds can hover backwards, sideways and in a still position. Because of their extraordinary beauty and fascinating agility, the Hummingbird is considered as the „Jewel of bird life“.

In our unique Hummingbird House you can see how these tiny birds live under a "strictly" controlled environment. This facility also holds a breeding center and lab for the study of this beautiful tiny bird which you can view.

The largest wingspan in Weltvogelpark...

...belongs to the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) which will impress you with its giant 3.20 meter wingspan. In the wild the Andean Condor is highly endangered. Since 1988 our staff at Weltvogelpark have been successfully breeding this wonderful bird. You can marvel at the Condor siblings "Lucie", "Macho" and "Carlos" during the spectacular Flight-show daily.

The strongest Bird of prey in the world...

...is the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). Its claws can grow up to 10 cm and can be used as a deadly weapon. With its tremendous power the Harpy Eagle can tear flesh apart while inflight. This is a great show of strength in which even strong men can hardly manage to hide their fear. Harpy Eagles can be found in rain forests in Central and South America.

The most dangerous bird in the world...

...is the Single-wattled Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus rufotinctus). The claws and feet of this large flightless bird have a deadly force. You can see two of these territorial birds next to our "Birds of Prey" facility. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to hear their "deep and prehistoric" calling which will take you back to the age of the Dinosaurs.

Some of the most endangered bird species in the world...

...include the beautiful Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), the not so shy Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), the tall and slender Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), the gigantic Steller’s Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) or the curious Writhed Hornbill (Aceros leucocephalus) with its beautiful long and dark eyelashes. Together with our Weltvogelpark Foundation and its partners worldwide we are involved in many conservation breeding programs of these and other endangered birds for their protection in their country of origin.

The funniest birds in Weltvogelpark...

...include the Guinea fowls on our Flight-show lawn, the Lories at our Toowoomba facility, the Penguins in Wiesental and the Grey Parrots near the Parrot House.

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