The Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu is a Conservation Center for birds that make up the Atlantic Forest. Inaugurated 07 October 1994 day. The Parque das Aves Foz is the second most visited attraction in Foz do Iguaçu, second only to the Iguazu Falls, which is of course one of the Seven Wonders of Nature.
The Bird Park is the ideal place to have close contact with Atlantic Forest birds in huge nurseries. During your journey through the Bird Park in Foz, you know more about birds, joining fun and knowledge. Also remembering that the Bird Park is one of the largest bird parks in Latin America, and the main work of the Bird Park is the conservation of the most 1.400 birds, 150 being species of the Atlantic Forest that we find there in the Bird Park Foz do Iguaçu , and some even endangered.
In the 70 decade in Africa, Dennis Croukamp married veterinarian Anna-Sophie Helene, and had two daughters Anna Luise and Carmel.
In the 80 decade, the couple won a baby parrot, which soon became a member of the family, shortly after they were brought other birds of the same species, and soon realized that the yard was already full of birds . A little later the family moved to the UK and in the 90 decade, a close friend suggested the idea for Dennis to build a crocodile park in the city of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, Dennis decided at that moment that he would build a Birds. "
The first birds arrived with some donations and many loans from Brazilian zoos sent by Ibama. John another great friend of the family, arrived in Foz do Iguaçu to assist in the construction and foundation of the Butterfly.
Shortly after his great achievement Dennis fell ill. Two years after founding the Bird Park, he died in the UK at 70 years of age. Shortly after his death they built a memorial dedicated to him in his favorite place of the Park, in the Viveiro Aves de Rios and Mangues.
Dennis' daughter, Dr. Carmel Croukamp, general director of the Bird Park since 2010, still spreads all her father's love for birds, and continues to help preserve species.
The walk in the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu takes place through a walk in an outdoor environment, with native forest and trails that have access to other aviaries of the Bird Park, and some of these are observation only, but other nurseries you You can enter, having a unique experience in the Bird Park in Foz, knowing these amazing birds and the wonderful work that the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu does.
On average, this lovely ride takes 1h to 2 hours To be done completely, of course, it varies from visitor to visitor. A tip is that you should not hurry while performing the tour, enjoy to have a greater contact with nature knowing, learning and admiring the birds! It is very worth it and these two or more hours were very well marked in your travel memories!
The Park enables other 2 attractions:
The Backstage Experience in Foz do Iguaçu offers you the incredible experience of knowing more about birds and especially the work and care that is done with the birds, as well as knowing more about their feeding, during the walk is also released access to some restricted areas, there is also the opportunity to get in touch with some birds, feed the toucans, flamingos, and more.
SCHEDULES: Daily from 7h30, 10h30, 14h, and 16h00.
At the Forest Experience in Foz do Iguaçu, the Guaranis invite you to experience a totally different experience, showing a little of their culture, in the midst of the Atlantic Forest and the night around a bonfire, accompanied by a traditional tribe dinner, they share their stories and customs.
No night is the same in the Forest Experience because the celebration is held according to what the village members are feeling with a participatory visitor experience.
Be prepared for a unique experience unlike anything you have ever seen or experienced. The ride is only for ages of 18.
DAYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Besides the birds that we find in the Bird Park, the Park also has space for reptiles and butterflies, and at the end of the trail, we can find a snack bar and a souvenir shop for you to buy that gift for your friend or relative.
Environmental education is to become aware of your actions with nature, and be aware of the damage they cause to nature and to ourselves.
In Foz do Iguaçu the Bird Park invests in environmental education, the Park believes that education is very important in the conservation process of more than 150 species and sees the chance to show tourists small gestures to conserve nature.
Have you ever had the experience of a butterfly landing on you, they say it's a sign of good luck. The Bird Park created a different sector of all, set up a nursery of butterflies, containing numerous species of butterflies and hummingbirds that enchant everyone who visits the Bird Park.
Also remembering that the Bird Park is an outdoor walk, as several tours that we found in Foz do Iguaçu, and that is why we Tarobá Foz Hotel we have some tips for you:
• Lightweight repellent and sunscreen to take better advantage of your outdoor walk through the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu
• Take a backpack with a snack and water, the Bird Park offers a water cooler for you to refill your water bottle! The value of the food in the Bird Park can be a bit expensive, so we recommend you take a snack from the street, but you have the option to buy there too.
• Go in light and comfortable clothes to walk the paths of the Bird Park
• Take lots of pictures, but without flash, this can bother the animals!
• Do not touch the birds and do not feed them as well.
• Respect the safety regulations of the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu.
Opening hours and Tickets
- $ 45,00 per person
Children up to 8 years old do not pay
- Daily from 8h30 to 17h
For the walk in the Bird Park you can buy your ticket with the agency Combo Iguassu, it carries out its transport with comfort and security until the attractive one.
To know more about ticket values, visit the website: Combo Iguassu Tourism
Parque das Aves is located on Avenida das Cataratas in Foz do Iguaçu, in front of the entrance to the Iguazú National Park.
Parque das Aves offers free parking for visitors, already on holidays or weekends the place tends to be very busy and parking can fill, so I recommend you arrive early to guarantee a good vacancy, but you have the option to leave your car at Private parking just next door.
The structure is well organized and clean, so be careful with your garbage keep the place always clean, the Bird Park offers snack bars, well-sanitized restrooms, a park souvenir shop, and 24h monitoring, and security to those who visit Parque das Birds.
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