Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Review – Your Ultimate Guide 

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All You Need to Know About the KL Bird Park  

Lories drinking mild from a cup

Have you been looking for a fun family activity in Kuala Lumpur? We’ve got you covered!

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, a place that has truly captured our hearts. Over the past seven months, we’ve visited this extraordinary sanctuary not just once, not twice, but three times. And let us tell you, each visit has been an absolute delight!

Now, picture this: walking through the free flight aviaries, home to birds larger than an average two-year-old. It’s a mesmerizing experience for the kids and the whole family, especially when it’s feeding time. The free-flying bird feeding session is an experience not to be missed. 

If you’re seeking an unforgettable experience for your little ones, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is it. The park is located in the green heart of Malaysia’s capital. Spend the morning (or afternoon) in the park with your family to see and mingle with spectacular birds; It’s not every day that you can get close to these creatures. You can also feed the lorries, take pictures with exotic birds, and watch a bird show in the amphitheater. Take a break from the busy city life and have a fun time in this park!

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Introduction to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The bird park in Kuala Lumpur, also known locally as taman burung kuala lumpur is a 20.9-acre tropical rainforest. It’s an enclosed area home to 3,000 birds which are of 200 different species. 90% of these birds are local to Malaysia, and 10% are from other countries.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park may not be the world’s largest aviary, but it’s recognized as the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. The park is divided into four zones. The birds in zone one and two in the KL Bird Park are free-flying, so they live in an environment that closely resembles their natural habitat, and the birds can breed naturally in this unique environment. However, the vulnerable species are in cages and mini aviaries in zone four, and most of them are under a breeding program. These aviaries have a set-up similar to the birds’ natural habitat. 

KL Bird Park Map

Let’s have a look at the different zones first:

Zone 1

This zone has a subtropical rainforest atmosphere. In this free-flight concept zone, different species of birds roam and fly around freely. It’s a lush, green tropical rainforest in the KL Bird Park with fountains, ponds, and waterfalls. The whole area is covered by a net to contain the birds. As you follow the path, you will see the birds flying and walking around without even paying attention to visitors.

Zone one is also where birds are fed, daily at 10:30 am. Zone one is divided into different sections: Brahminy Land, Bulbul Land, Flamingo Pond, and Love Aviary. The love aviary is the first aviary you walk through after passing through the entrance of the park. Though the main occupants of this area are the Lovebirds, Ring-necked Parakeets will be the first ones to greet you. You’ll see colorful Budgerigars, Cockatiels, and Sun Conures as well. 

Brahminy Land is where the Brahminy Kites live. As they are native to Malaysia, there’s also a great chance you’ll see these species flying over the city of Kuala Lumpur. This is where the eagle feeding occurs, a daily activity happening at 2:30 pm. 

Adorable, medium-sized birds live in Bulbul Land. Apart from 120 species of Bulbuls, there are Golden-breasted Starling, Asian Fairy Bluebird, and Silver Pheasants too. 

The Flamingo Pond is right next to Bulbul Land. It’s here where you’ll see sunbathing flamingos enjoying the man-made pond, including a refreshing waterfall. 

Flamingo pond at the KL Bird Park

TIP: The best time to arrive at the park around 9:30 am so you’ll have time to explore zones one and two first. When you complete the loop, you’ll end up at the feeding place next to Brahminy Land, right when the first feeding session happens.

TIP: The best time to arrive at the park around 9:30 am so you’ll have time to explore zones one and two first. When you complete the loop, you’ll end up at the feeding place next to Brahminy Land, right when the first feeding session happens.

Zone 2

Zone two is an extension of zone one; together, they make up for the massive Kuala Lumpur Bird Park free-flight zone. This zone is another open area where elusive species live in a tropical rainforest ambiance around a flowing stream. Expect to see Baya Weavers, Nicobar Pigeons, and the Scarlet Ibis. And not to forget the majestic and colorful peacocks; they like to hang out almost everywhere in zone one and two.

Girl walking around the free-flight aviary at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Zone 3

Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park because it’s a sanctuary for various Hornbill species, including the rare Rhino Hornbill. The tall evergreen trees create a distinct atmosphere in this zone where visitors can feed the Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbill species in the world, every day at 11:30 am. The three-story Hornbill Restaurant and Gift Shop are also located in this zone. You can enjoy your meal in a large open verandah while overlooking the hornbill aviaries. 

Hornbill Restaurant at KL Bird Park

Zone 4

The last zone is the largest and features parrots, flightless birds, and the waterfall aviary. Unlike the birds in zone one and two, not all species can fly, forage, and breed naturally; which is probably a good thing considering this is where Ostriches and Cassowaries live. 

There are a lot of daily activities happening in zone four. You can feed Lories anytime between 10 am and 5 pm. Throughout the day you can also feed the Ostriches. 

There’s a Milky Stork feeding session in the Waterfall Aviary at 4 pm, and a bird show takes place in the amphitheater at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Finally, the air-conditioned Education System and Bird Gallery are museum galleries with exhibits of taxidermied specimens. Visitors can learn how to conserve the birds’ natural habitat from the wall texts.

Last but not least, on your way out (or in) of zone four, you pass the feathered friends photo booth, where you can get up close and personal with some of the KL Bird Park’s tame and colorful birds. 

Feathered Friends Photo Booth

Where is the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur?

A 10-minute drive fro the city center, the bird park is located in Bukit Aman, near significant landmarks such as the Perdana Botanical Gardens, the Islamic Art Museum, and the National Mosque (Masjid Negara). It’s in the same area where you’ll also find the Deer Park, the Hibiscus Garden, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, and the Scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens.

The KL Bird Park location is accessible by bus and train. The KL Hop-on Hop-off bus, available every thirty-five or forty minutes, will drop you off right in front of the park. 

If you’re traveling by public transport, you take the KTM Komuter and disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station station, which is the nearest train station to the park. Keep in mind that, after you get off the train, you’ll need to walk uphill to the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

The easiest way to get to the KL Bird Park is by Grab. Simply order your ride when you’re ready to leave your home or hotel and book your return trip when you finish exploring the KL Bird Park.  

Tip: Click here to learn how to use Grab in Kuala Lumpur

What are the opening hours of the KL Bird Park?

The Bird Park KL opening hours are daily from 9 am to 7 pm, including school- and public holidays. The Hornbill Restaurant at KL Bird Park is also open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.  

How Much is the KL Bird Park Entrance Fee?

The entrance fee to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park varies between RM 35 and RM 75 for adults and RM 15 and RM 50 for kids from 3 to 11 years old. 

The standard tickets cost RM 75 per adult, while it’s RM 50 for children (3 to 11 years old).

The KL Bird Park price is lower for MyKad holders (locals and expats with a valid stay permit); the Bird Park Malaysia ticket price is RM 35 for adults and RM 15 for senior citizens and children.  

Tip: if you’re an expat in Kuala Lumpur, don’t forget to bring your passport as you’ll have to show your stay permit to avail the MyKad price.

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park tickets can be bought online or you can get your ticket at the entrance of the KL Bird Park. 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Entrance with Ticket Booth

Our KL Bird Park Review

We absolutely love this place, and we believe it’s a pity there’s no such thing as an annual visitor pass. Each time we’re mesmerized by the birdlife when setting foot in the park, especially when seeing the various free-flying birds minding their business and not being impressed by the visitors walking around in their domain. 

We recommend you visit the park in the morning to witness the 10:30 feeding session. We like that it’s a bit cooler than in the afternoon; even though there’s a fair amount of shade provided by the many tall trees, it can get very warm in Kuala Lumpur after lunchtime.  

We didn’t spend much time in the Lovebird aviary. When entering the free-flying aviary, it didn’t take long until we were greeted by peacocks and free-roaming Yellow-Billed Storks. Our daughter was instantly excited but a bit hesitant at the same time; for a 3-year-old the storks seemed like huge animals. We followed the path and enjoyed watching the birds roaming around in zone one and two. When we returned to the beginning of zone one, we saw a staff member with a wheelbarrow filled with fish; it was feeding time.

little girl and walking with the birds in kl bird park scaled

Feeding time is a great opportunity to take photos, even a selfie with all the birds in the background. The picture below is one of our favorite Kuala Lumpur Bird Park photos. But you must be careful as the birds don’t like it when you get too close; they might snap at you if you get a little bit too close. 

mother and daughter taking a selfie in front of bird feeding session at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park scaled

​Each time we visit the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park we take a short break after the feeding session. There’s a kiosk where you can enjoy refreshments while overlooking the Flamingo pond. There are also toilets near the kiosk. 

Kiosk to buy refreshments in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

We spent the least time on each of our visits in the hornbill park, probably because we have never been there at the right time (feeding session at 11.30 am). 

While you can only watch the feeding session in zone one, there are opportunities to feed birds yourself as well. In zone four, you can let the colorful Lories drink from a small cup you hold in your hands.

little girl feeding the parrot

And, at the other end of the size spectrum, you can feed the Ostriches. Only during our first visit they were hungry, though, on our second and third visits, they didn’t want to eat, so we just stood there with our cabbage and weren’t able to attract their attention.

grandfather and little girl looking at the ostrich scaled

Near the photo booth at the beginning of zone four is also another kiosk where you can get some refreshments, and halfway through zone four, near the Ostriches, are more restrooms. 

After a leisurely stroll through the waterfall aviary, you make your way back through zone four to the Hornbill Restaurant. You can exit the KL Bird Park from here, but unfortunately, they do not have a lift or ramp, so you’ll need to guide your young ones (including strollers) up the stairs.. At the top of the first flight of stairs, there’s the Hornbill Gift Shop, where you have to pass through before taking the second flight of stairs back to the street level. 

Waterfall Aviary at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Is the KL Bird Park Worth Visiting?

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a wonderful experience all in all; like a tropical paradise for animal lovers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. You can get near many bird species; you can even feed some of them and learn about birdlife. So, if you’d ask us if the KL Bird Park is worth visiting, the answer is yes. In our opinion, it’s one of the most fun attractions of Kuala Lumpur to visit with kids. 

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About Marlieke Kemp-Janssen:

Marlieke is the mom of a four-year-old girl and, together with daddy, they love living in and exploring Kuala Lumpur. As well as being the founder of Kuala Lumpur with Kids, Marlieke is a digital marketing consultant who has helped small businesses grow through her company Aureum Hospitality Advisers.

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