Adventures in KL: Kuala Lumpur Bird Park


Adventures in KL are posts where I share my experience and suggestions of things to do with kids in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas. Suggestions are very much welcome!

Address:
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
920 Jalan Lembah Taman Tasik Perdana,
Kuala Lumpur 50480,
Malaysia

GPS Coordinates: 
N3 08.581 E101 41.294

Opening Hours:
9.00am - 6.00pm

Admissions:



















Go early - aim to arrive around 10.30am. Before you enter the bird park, buy bird food at the “bird food dispenser” at the entrance. I use quotation marks because this machine is rickety and old, and 50% of the time, it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. Many a time I’ve had to ask for assistance from the security guards to make it dispense bird food. FYI, you can also get bird food inside, but no one will be around to help you with the stupid thing when it will (almost certainly) refuse to give you the food you’ve paid 20 sen for.

Map of KL Bird Park
Credit: KL Bird Park Official Website

Feeding the peacocks is one the
main things the kids enjoy doing here
What we usually do as we walk in, is to take the route to the left. You’ll see all kinds of birds, with several species (including peacocks!) which are allowed to roam free and be fed with the bird food you bought earlier.

You’ll be able to take photos at the photo booth with several macaws, owls, and cockatoos (or whatever birds they have that day). You can opt for an official photographer, or take photos yourself. I believe it costs between RM10-RM30.

Aqil with the magnificent macaws
Eventually you end up at a little kiosk where you can buy ice cream and snacks. We stop over here for a few minutes to eat ice cream and chill, then we move on to the small building nearby, where you can feed these birds, who will almost certainly try to cling onto you.

The birds' claws do bother
 the kids, and some kids
 (like Afraz) refuse to go
near the birds. But if your
kid is a fan, like Aqil, it'll be
a fun, hands-on experience.
Then we head off towards the bird show at the Amphitheater. The show begins at 12 noon and lasts about half an hour. It’s pretty cute, and small kids love it. The area is small and really hot, so on weekends it can get really really crowded and unpleasant. Grab a seat early, and somewhere near the (somewhat ineffective) fans. There are opportunities for kids to volunteer to help with tricks, and Aqil (who is a big fan of birds, and animals in general) has done those a few times. They generally go for older and taller kids, though, so little toddlers might not get picked. Also, the show is in English.

After the show, we play at the playground for a little bit, then we go to the air-conditioned nursery slash discovery center, where you can coo at the adorable chicks and ducklings whilst taking a break from the heat outside. After that, we walk around and either check out the flamingoes towards the right of the main exit, or go straight home via the gift shop and restaurant (this exit is only stairs-only, and thus not stroller-accessible).

Afraz' hair is meant to show you how
hot it is at the amphitheatre
I should mention that the Hornbill Restaurant here serves really great food. In fact, I know people who go there just for the food! It is accessible from the parking lot,  so really it is a standalone restaurant that just happens to be linked to the bird park. Definitely a great way to end a day out!

There are many other things you can do in the park, including feeding different species of birds, but this is the typical day we spend at the KL Bird Park when we go there. Please visit the KL Bird Park Website to learn more about what else they have to offer.