Kuala Lumpur boasts the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. Spanning 21 acres within Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to over 200 species of birds.
The park is organized into 4 zones, and you can easily spend an afternoon wandering through the grounds.
What to See at KL Bird Park
This area is a free-fly zone so you can get up close to the birds. This area of the park features waterfalls, streams and ponds.
Peacocks and herons wander freely on the path and will most likely follow you in hopes of receiving food. Bird food is available for sale through vending machines throughout the park.
The main entrance opens to Zone 2 and the visit begins in the Love Aviary, where pairs of lovebirds nest among the branches. Continue to Brahminy Land, home to several brahminy kites, a medium-sized bird of prey also known as the red-backed sea eagle. Next to them is the owl house, which has several different kinds of owls dozing through the day. Though not as active as other birds, the owls were probably my favorite exhibit because they made the funniest faces when they woke up.
This section of the park contains several hornbill birds, including the majestic Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbill species in the world. The Hornbill Restaurant is located here as well.
This zone encompasses over half of the bird park. As you enter, a row of parrots, cockatiels and macaws call out to you. For RM 2 you can even feed them a cup of milk from your hand.
The next section contains several unique oriental birds, including the Formosan Blue Magpie, the national bird of Taiwan.
In Zone 4 there is also a waterfall that you can pass under for a unique photo spot. Storks and pelicans lounge along the banks of the pond. In some cases, they also sleep on the picnic table.
Continue around the waterfall and lagoon to see the ostriches and emus. Don’t miss the prehistoric looking bird called the cassowary.
The park also does its part to educate visitors about birds. Visit the Education Station to learn about avian nutrition, anatomy and life cycle. Check out the incubator where chicken eggs are in various stages of development. Gaze at the cuteness of the baby chicks and ducklings that were recently hatched.
The park features several activities and shows throughout the day, including an eagle feeding, ostrich feeding and stork feeding. Twice a day a bird show takes place in Zone 4. Intelligent macaws perform magnificent feats of memory and an eagle soars above your head. Stick around to feed the ducks at the end of the show.
The Hornbill Restaurant at KL Bird Park serves local cuisine in a traditional Malay-style house. The restaurant is open from 9:00am to 8:00pm daily. There is also a stand selling ice cream and other treats located in Zone 1. At the entrance to the park before ticket collection is a small coffee shop.
Getting to KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park is inside Lake Gardens, the urban park in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. By KTM Commuter Train, disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station located near the National Mosque. KL Bird Park is a 10 minute walk from the National Museum. It is also a stop on the hop-on hop-off bus tour.
- Closed-toed shoes are advised, as the pathway can get slick from constant power washing.
- The climate inside KL Bird Park is quite humid and can attract mosquitoes, so bring mosquito repellent.
The KL Bird Park is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Tickets are RM 50 for adults and RM 41 for children.