Kuala Lumpur Bird Park / KL Bird Park Travel Guide

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Peacock Showing Off Its Beauty Near the Waterfall Aviary
Peacock Showing Off Its Beauty Near the Waterfall Aviary

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, or KL Bird Park in short, sits on a tranquil corner in the capital city of Malaysia.

The bird park is part of Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur. The latter comprises of other attractions such as the National Monument, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, Hibiscus Park and Orchid Garden.

If you are a nature lover or an avid photographer, you will enjoy a stroll at the bird. It claims to be “The World’s Largest Free Flight Aviary”. It has a gorgeous landscape with a few lovely miniature gardens within its compound. There is also a man-made waterfall, as well as bridges and bird-feeding stations in the park.

Despite its popularity among tourists, the bird park seldom gets crowded. This is probably due to the vast land area that it occupies.

KL Bird Park also has its own breeding programs for birds such as emus, African gray parrots, yellow-billed storks and others.

More than 3,000 birds of 200 species from around the globe call it home. Upon entering the park, you are going to hear their melodic chirps. These birds include hornbills, owls, parrots, lorikeets, flamingos, bulbuls, egrets, and many others.

Illustrated Map of KL Bird Park
Illustrated Map of KL Bird Park (click to view in full size)

There are 4 zones inside the bird park as illustrated in the map above:

  • Zone 1 and 2 are free-flight zones.
  • Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park.
  • Zone 4 is where you can find birds in cages and mini aviaries.

As a free-flight aviary, the park needs to resemble the natural habitat of the birds as much as possible. Most birds, except for predatory birds and birds of rare species, can move and fly around at their own will. There are huge nets covering the park. They give the birds enough room to fly while preventing them from escaping the park.

For the curious, there are many information boards about the birds in different areas of the park too.

One of the Many Pelicans at KL Bird Park
One of the Many Pelicans at KL Bird Park

It will be a pleasant experience to spend a few hours at the park. Pelicans and peafowls will be walking by while hornbills watch on from the treetops. There are so many peafowls in the park that you will lose count of them within minutes after entering the park.

Smaller birds will either be roaming around or flying from tree to tree. As you walk by the feeding stations, you will see them pecking happily at abundant portions of fruits. Do all these sound like great opportunities to snap some photos? You bet!

Attraction Type

Nature

Name in Local Language

Malay: Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur

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Getting There and Around

There is no direct access to KL Bird Park by train. Kuala Lumpur KTM Station is the closest train station to the bird park. From the station, you can walk a couple of kilometers to the bird park or complete the journey by hiring a taxi.

You can also reach KL Bird Park by taking a KL Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus.

By Taxi

Taking a taxi is the easiest way to reach KL Bird Park.

Some drivers might take advantage of unaware travelers by quoting an unreasonably high fare. Insist on paying according to the meter or at least a reasonable fixed fare before getting onto a taxi.

The following is a list of estimated taxi fares from key attractions around Kuala Lumpur to KL Bird Park:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to KL Bird Park: RM79 to RM118
  • KL Sentral to KL Bird Park: RM9 to RM13
  • PETRONAS Twin Towers / Suria KLCC / KLCC Park to KL Bird Park: RM12 to RM18
  • Mid Valley Megamall to KL Bird Park: RM13 to RM20
  • KL Tower to KL Bird Park: RM10 to RM15
  • Petaling Street (Chinatown) to KL Bird Park: RM11 to RM16
  • Bukit Bintang to KL Bird Park: RM10 to RM15

The estimated fares above may vary due to traffic conditions.

There are two taxi lines near the bird park’s entrance.

The taxi line within the bird park’s compound consists of executive taxis in blue. Their fares are slightly higher than the ones estimated above. The taxi counter selling coupons to take these taxis is in front of the bird park’s ticketing counter. The taxi counter determines the price of a coupon depending on your destination.

You can walk out of the bird park’s compound to see a line of budget taxis waiting for customers. Again, always insist on the use of the meter or at least agree to a reasonable fare before boarding a taxi.

By Train

Kuala Lumpur KTM Station
Kuala Lumpur KTM Station

Kuala Lumpur KTM Station, where KTM Komuter trains make a stop, is the closest station to KL Bird Park.

After exiting the station, walk towards the National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara in Malay). The bird park is just behind the mosque.

Upon reaching the mosque, you should be able to spot road signs pointing towards KL Bird Park. Use the pedestrian walkway on the side of the road. Follow the signs and continue walking uphill for about 10 to 15 minutes to reach the bird park.

Do note that the walk is not easy because you will be walking uphill under Malaysia’s hot and humid weather. As an alternative, you can hail a taxi to take you there. The trip with a taxi will cost around RM8 to RM12.

By Bus

KL Hop-On Hop-Off is a bus service offering travelers a tour around Kuala Lumpur. The buses stop at popular attractions around the city. Travelers can then choose when to get off the bus to explore an attraction further.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off buses make a stop at KL Bird Park (Station 14) every 30 to 40 minutes.

There is a 24-hour and a 48-hour ticket for the bus service. You can buy them online or as you board one of their distinguished double decker buses.

The prices of tickets are as follow:

24-Hour Ticket (Without MyKad / MyKid)
Adult: RM45.00
Child: RM24.00

24-Hour Ticket (With MyKad / MyKid)
Adult: RM19.00
Child: RM12.00

48-Hour Ticket (Without MyKad / MyKid)
Adult: RM79.00
Child: RM43.00

48-Hour Ticket (With MyKad / MyKid)
Adult: RM32.00
Child: RM20.00

If you are a foreigner, buy your tickets via their website in order to get RM5 off every ticket purchase.

By Foot

You can take a walk to KL Bird Park from nearby attractions within the Lake Gardens area. These attractions include Hibiscus Park, Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are plenty of signs to guide you towards the right direction.

Since the area surrounding the bird park is a little hilly, the walk can get a little uncomfortable. On top of that, you have the hot and humid Kuala Lumpur weather into consideration when deciding whether to walk to the bird park.

Things to Note

  • Do not step on the tail feathers of peafowls.
  • Throw your rubbish into the rubbish bins provided.
  • Do not feed the birds without supervision by the park’s personnel.
  • Some birds might cause injuries with their sharp claws and beaks.
  • Do not disturb or frighten the birds.
  • Watch your steps because certain areas of the bird park are uneven or slippery.
  • Do not pick flowers, damage plants, collect feathers, catch or cause harm to the birds.

Key Attractions

A Peacock with a Fanned out Train at the Waterfall Aviary
A Peacock with a Fanned out Train at the Waterfall Aviary

The highlight of visiting KL Bird Park is to get up close, see and interact with the birds. Taking photos with them, joining the feeding sessions and seeing them perform are all great activities for the young and old.

Taking Photos with Birds

Posing with Indian blue peacocks, egrets and pelicans for photos is great. The fact that there is no cage separating you and the birds makes the experience even more exciting!

There are a plethora of opportunities for photos inside KL Bird Park. Whether you are into posing with the birds or taking their photos, you are going to enjoy yourself.

While snapping away, always remember not to chase the birds around the park or force them for a picture. These actions cause unnecessary stress on them.

Feathered Friends Photo Booth is a place in the park to take photos with birds like owls, parrots, and macaws. There will be bird keepers helping to set the birds on your shoulders or your hands for the photos. Having your photo taken here incurs a small fee, and you can either use your own camera or the park’s DSLR camera.

Bird Feeding

Peacocks, Peafowls and Other Birds at the Feeding Station
Peacocks, Peafowls and Other Birds at the Feeding Station

Bird feeding sessions are entertaining because the birds are in their most active state. If you are lucky, you may get the opportunity to feed the birds yourself. Of course, this depends on the type of birds and the size of the crowd at the feeding stations when you are there.

The following is a list of feeding time for birds at different areas in KL Bird Park:

  • 10:00am to 5:00pm: Parrot and lory feeding at Zone 4 – World of Parrots.
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm: Ostrich and emu feeding at Zone 4 – Flightless Birds.
  • 10:30am: Free-flying birds feeding at Zone 1 – next to Brahminy Land.
  • 11:30am: Hornbill feeding at Zone 3 – Hornbill Park.
  • 2:30pm: Eagle feeding at Zone 1 – Brahminy Land.
  • 4:00pm: Milky stork feeding at Zone 4 – Waterfall Aviary.

Bird Show

Bird Show at the Amphitheater near the Waterfall Aviary
Bird Show at the Amphitheater near the Waterfall Aviary

Another attraction at KL Bird Park is the free bird show that happens twice a day. The amphitheater near the Waterfall Aviary in Zone 4 is where you should go to watch it.

The show is great for both adults and children to have a fun time, and to appreciate what the birds are capable of.

If you want to catch it, make sure you are seated at the amphitheater before 12:30pm or 3:30pm. On public holidays, there is an extra show at 10:30am for visitors who are touring the park in the morning.

During show times, the trainers bring out eagles, parrots, lorikeets and more to perform. The performances include flying from one point to another, dunking a mini basketball, greeting visitors, and collecting recyclable trash.

Hornbill Restaurant & Café

Hornbill Restaurant & Café is right beside the main building where they sell tickets to the bird park. There are two entrances to the restaurant. One of it is near the parking area, and the other entrance is inside the park at the Hornbill Park area.

The restaurant has a veranda that it uses to offer an outdoor seating area. The veranda gives diners a view of the bird park. Birds such as hornbills and egrets fly around and stop by the veranda occasionally. Dining at the veranda is an amazing experience until the birds start to eye on your food.

As for food, it offers local dishes such as nasi lemak as well as Western favorites like eggs and sausages. The prices of food and drinks are a little expensive, but the experience of dining with the birds make up for it.

Opening Hours

9:00am to 6:00pm. Opens daily including public holidays.

Admission Fees

Without MyKad / MyKid
Adult: RM50.00
Child (from 3 to 11 years old): RM41.00

With MyKad / MyKid
Adult: RM27.00
Child (from 3 to 11 years old): RM13.00

Contact Information

Address
920, Jalan Cenderawasih,
Taman Tasik Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

Phone Number
+603-2272 1010

Email
info@klbirdpark.com

Website
http://www.klbirdpark.com/index.cfm

GPS Coordinates

3.1431254,101.6861613

Facilities

  • Washrooms
  • Prayer room
  • Refreshment kiosk
  • Souvenir shop
  • Rest areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Baggage service

Parking

Free

Planning to drive to the bird park during weekends, school holidays or public holidays? Make sure you arrive early because parking spots run out pretty quick.

Travel Blog Mentions

A Peacock Resting on the Handrail of a Bridge
A Peacock Resting on the Handrail of a Bridge

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (+photos)

Kaspars and Una‘s, the couple behind We Are From Latvia, dropped by KL Bird Park in March 2016. It was their second time in Kuala Lumpur. According to them, you should visit the bird park in the morning on a weekday. During that time, there will be lesser visitors and the temperature will not be as hot as in the afternoon. They also recommend the bird show.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

If you are looking for a detailed write-up about KL Bird Park, then you must read this blog entry by Kyle. He runs Married with Maps together with Briana. In his blog post, you can find pictures of peacocks and many other birds that he encountered.

Birding at KL Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

JB Macatulad, who runs a blog called Will Fly for Food with Renée, visited KL Bird Park in late 2013. He took many amazing photos of the birds during his visit. Thanks to his photography skills, you can get a feel of what you will see at the bird park just by going through his blog post.

KL Bird Park on Pinterest

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Wayne Liew
Wayne fell in love with traveling and every aspect of it when he traveled to Singapore in 2013. He is a newbie when it comes to traveling and he loves chatting with other travelers to learn from their experiences. Are you a traveler? Let's connect!

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Kaspars. I am always on the lookout for great and useful blog posts that are relevant to the travel guides here on kuaby. Keep up with the awesome work you’re putting in over at We Are From Latvia! 🙂

    • Hey Kyle, thanks for dropping by, and for leaving a comment. I love how someone can have a virtual tour of the bird park just by reading your blog post!