The Birds’ Park is located in Foz do Iguassu – PR, Brazil, very close to the National Park and the Iguassu Falls. In the middle of the Atlantic Forest, with an environment that reproduces the original habitat of the animal, is home to more than 1.000 birds, beside reptiles and butterflies.
I have visited the park many times and my favorite part is always enter the large nurseries, where tucanos goes with you on the walkway, while blue and red araras flyby our heads.
Even for those who aren’t used to visiting zoos and parks like this, as long as they don’t like to see animal inside nurseries, the tour is recommended. That’s because the Birds’ Park has a very interesting job. Find out why:
Shelter and Recovery of Birds
Around 50% of the birds come from seizures performed by the Environment Police, Federal Police and Ibama (Brazilian Institute of the Environment and the Renewable Natural Resources), according to the official website of the park. These animals are rescued from mistreatment situations, traffic and illegal ownership. Other birds come from Recovery Centers and Wild Animals Screenings. They also receive weakened animals and cubs that were given to environmental agencies after falling from their nests.
These birds are treated by veterinarians of the park, then, those who are considered by Ibama unable to go back to the nature remain there.
In other words, even the animal rights defenders can visit the Birds’ Park with getting so guilty. <3
Tips and More Information About The Birds’ Park
Map of the Birds’ Park
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Foreigners and Brazilians: R$30.00 (at about US$9)
Residents of Foz and region: R$6,00 (at about US$2)
Days and Time of Visitation
Every day (including Sundays and holidays)
From 8:30a.m. to 5p.m.
KM 17.1, Cataratas Avenue (next to the National Park)
See location of the Birds’ Park at Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KUzM9oPsKN42
How to Get There
If you go by car, there’s a tax-free parking lot in front of the Bird’s Park. In case it is crowded, there’s a paying car park next to it. If you are also going to visit the Iguassu Falls, it is possible to leave the car at the National Park parking lot, that charges a single rate, then, go walking to the Birds’ Park, which is very near.
To go by taxi, it will be around R$50,00 (US$15) from the center of Foz do Iguassu.
To go by bus, take the TTU ALA 02, which stops at:
- Tarobá Street
- República Argentina Avenue
- Juscelino Kubitschek Avenue
- Jorge Schimmelpfeng Avenue
- Cataratas Avenue
- BR 469
- BR 469
- Iguassu National Park (get off at the last stop)
What to take to the tour
The walking is almost all the time in the shadow, so it’s ease. Go with comfortable sneakers, take a camera and water.
Have a nice visit at the Birds’ Park! Then tell us how it was or give other tips!