Winter trading commences

Every winter, On the Perch Bird Park reduces its trading hours. We are now open Thursday to Sunday (four days a week) including the July School Holidays. We are still open between 10am and 3pm and our Meet the Keeper talks are at 11am and 1pm. And of course, our famous Coffee and Cake Day is still on every Friday! Catch you at the Perch this winter.


May 29th, 2018

Categories: Cafe, Holidays, Sapphire Coast NSW, Tathra


Applications for our June intake of our volunteer program now open

Love birds? Or just love what we do at On the Perch Bird Park? With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, we are now officially launching our volunteer program. Applications close at 3pm Friday 8th June 2018. Applications receiving after the closing date and time will not be accepted. You can drop your completed application form into the entry staff at the bird park, or email to the details on the application form.

You can download the application form HERE

 

 

 


May 14th, 2018

Categories: Uncategorized


Tathra bird park to reopen Sunday 25th March 2018

After the horrific firestorm that came through Tathra last week, there isn’t a minute that goes by that we don’t think about everyone in our great little community that has been affected by this disaster. We thank everyone for their messages of support, offer of help, either by phone, facebook or through the website. These messages have been very uplifting for our staff to hear your well wishes.

The park itself was not hit by the firestorm of Sunday and the subsequent fires from Monday. Staff have been very busy cleaning up from the horrendous winds and ash and dust fall out. And now we are nearly ready to reopen! We can announce that the bird park will reopen at 10am this Sunday 25th March.


March 22nd, 2018

Categories: Sapphire Coast NSW, Tathra


Easter Weekend Trading Hours – 2018

Our Easter trading hours for 2018 have now been set and are as follows:

Good Friday 30 March – CLOSED

Easter Saturday 31 March – 10am to 1pm

Easter Sunday 1 April – 10am to 1pm

Easter Monday 2 April – 10am to 1pm

Our reduced trading hours over easter means only one keeper talk each day at 11am.


March 6th, 2018

Categories: Cafe, Holidays


Australia Day 2018 Weekend Trading

Our Australia Day long weekend trading hours for 2018 are as follows:

 

Friday 26/01 (Australia Day) – CLOSED

Saturday 27/01 – Open 10am to 3pm

Sunday 28/01 – Open 10am to 1pm (note early close time)


January 18th, 2018

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New arrival from Moonlit Sanctuary

This gorgeous female Satin Bowerbird has found a new home at On The Perch. She came to us from Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and will hopefully pair up with our male Satin Bowerbird, Midnight. Next time you visit, keep your eyes out in the Temperate Australia walk-in aviary for both of them. Photo by recent visitor Andrew Argent 📷#sapphirecoast #canberrascoast


December 30th, 2017

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Breeding success in the Asia-Pacific Walk-in aviary

Keep your eyes peeled for nests of the White-breasted Ground Dove, a native from Papua New Guinea, in our Asia-Pacific Walk-in aviary. Some chicks are nearly ready to leave their clumsy nests. Watch for them on the ground amongst the vegetation. Photo by Keeper Holly.


November 14th, 2017

Categories: Breeding


Free entry to Brood Cafe and the Bower Gift Shop

Did you know that you can enjoy coffee and cake, toasties or a fantastic milkshake in Brood Cafe without paying daily entry to the Bird Park? Looking for that perfect gift? The Bower Gift Shop offers a range of gifts including work by local artists to suit all budgets. Once again, there is no entry fee to visit The Bower Gift Shop.


November 13th, 2017

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Our sixth Bush Stone Curlew chick is doing well

Its been just over two years since we opened, and our sixth Bush Stone Curlew chick is doing great. At nearly three weeks of age, ‘Little Chicken’ as he is affectionally known by keepers, is showing to the public in the Inland Australia Walk-in aviary. In a few weeks, he almost be the size of his parents, George and Mildred.


October 18th, 2017

Categories: Hatchlings

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Opening Times

Open Thursday to Sunday (winter trading)10am - 3pm

Meet the Keeper

11am & 1pm

Admission

Child (5-11 yrs)$8
Senior/Student/Concession$12
Adult$17
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids)$44