Tropical birds or birds of prey, Woodside Wildlife Park is home to a variety of bird species, from the tiny tropical Java Sparrows and Mouse-Birds to awe-inspiring Eagles. Our birds come from all around the world, from the bitterly-cold arctic circle to the swelteringly hot South American grasslands.
One of the first bird species to arrive at Woodside way back in 2001, Rosa, our Steppe Eagle is an impressive and incredibly hardy species. Native to Russia and Mongolia, they often feed on fresh carrion, but will catch prey up to the size of a hare.
By far the cheekiest bird at Woodside, Pedro is one of our most infamous display birds. A high level of intelligence and an omnivorous scavenging nature has resulted in a very successful wild population throughout Central America.
Endemic to the Falkland Islands, the Striated Caracara is not a fussy eater; anything from carrion and offal, to rodents and seabirds are on the menu. Wild numbers of this species are being helped by protected conservation areas.
Our White Storks are always happy to stop their day of fishing and sunbathing to pose for a photo opportunity!
Blue and Gold Macaw
Ringo and Jacko love to show off their beautifully bright colours, while flying over the audience during our Bird Display.
One of our most popular residents, Poppy loves to greet all of our visitors with a cheeky wave or if you are lucky, you may even get a friendly ‘hello’.