I visited Maleny Bird world today. It is privatley owned and consists of a botanic garden and 4 bird aviaries. You walk around the gardens independently however entry into the bird aviaries is done several times a day and is guided by a staff member. Around 90% of the birds here are unwanted or abused pets or birds rescued from the wild. Some birds we also the owners and members of staffs pets. Once you enter the property you come to a house which is where you pay for entry. There is also beside the entrance a place where you can get your photo taken free of charge with birds. The birds here were and African Grey parrot, a couple of alexandrine parrots, a yellow crowned Amazon, a couple of Indian ringnecks, a female Ecelectus and a couple of sulphur crested cockatoos. Once you enter the gardens there are many large ponds (or small lakes, depending on your point of view). The gardens themselves actually provide many wildlife watching opportunities. Due to the many ponds a lot of wild waterfowl is present throughout the gardens. I saw wild peewee, torresian Crow, Australian magpie, little pied Cormorant, pacific black duck, dusky Moorhen, lewin’s Honeyeater, rainbow Lorikeet, Swamp hen, bush turkey and little grebe. The little grebe was exciting for me personally as I had never seen one before. There is also helmeted Gueina Fowl free ranging throughout the property. Now to the aviaries. There are four aviaries, an Australian Native aviary, a softbill aviary, a large parrot aviary and a medium parrot aviary. The softbill aviary and medium parrot aviary both had small ponds for some very large goldfish. I have developed a species list, however it will be inaccurate as there will be some birds I missed and I know there were some birds present that I couldn’t indentifyand even some the staff couldn’t indentify! There are absolutely no signs inside the avairy eithier. Because many of the birds are from the pet trade many birds are mutations or hybrids. There are also many birds which came from abusive homes with are missing toes or and even legs. The Softbill Aviary: Pied Imperial Pigeon Gouldian Finch (white breasted and normal) King Quail (silver) Canary (red and yellow) Domestic Pigeon (pouter) Luzon bleeding heart Red Faced Parrot Finch (pied normal, pied sea green and sea green) Society Finch (pied and normal) Star Finch Zebra Finch Caique Mallee Ringneck (an escapee from the Australian aviary) Talpacolti Dove Spotted Turtle Dove Barbary Dove Alexandrine Parrot Red Fody The Australian Aviary: Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Galah King Parrot Red Tailed Black Cockatoo Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo Carnabys Black Cockatoo Mallee Ringneck Rainbow Lorikeet Scaly Breasted Lorikeet Red Wing Parrot Ecelectus Parrot Princess Parrot Superb Parrot Crimson Rosella Pale Headed Rosella Female Bowerbird (these were very hard to identify, to me they looked like satin bowerbirds but nobody I talked to at the park had any idea what species of Bowerbird they were) Galah x Sulpher Crested Cockatoo Major Mitchell Cockatoo The Medium Parrot Aviary: Cockatiel (normal and pied) Budgie (blue and green) Cuban Finch Lilac Fronted Amazon Plum Headed Parrot Indian Ringneck (blue, green and yellow) Yellow Collared Macaw Green Cheecked Conure (Lutino) Sun Conure Red Fody The Large Parrot Avairy: Blue and Gold Macaw Scarlett Macaw Blue and gold x military Macaw Blue and gold x Scarlett macaw Alexandrine Parrot Japanese Quail Golden Pheasant x lady Amherst Pheasant Rainbow Lorikeet (lutino and normal) Red Collared Lorikeet Indian Peafowl (albino and pied) Dusky Lorikeet (yellow phase) Pearly Conure Blue throated Conure Black Capped Lory Rosy Faced Lovebird Ecelectus Parrot ————————————————— Overall, I very much liked Maleny Bird World. They have an amazing array of birds (for Australia) and I greatly recommend everyone a visit. They do a fantastic job of rescuing and taking in unwanted birds. The only real negative I have about the place is the large number of mice that were present in the large parrot aviary, but these are a given if you are going to keep birds. I will upload photos to the Australia Other gallery because as far as I am aware the bird park dosen’t currently have a gallery. There were two finch species that I wasn’t able to identify which were both present in the softbill aviary. I do however have a picture of both so hopefully somebody here will be able to identify them.