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Birds Exhibits

Featured Feathers
marianas-fruit-dove-birds-exhibit-thumbMarianas Fruit Dove
micronesian-kingfisher-thumbMicronesian Kingfisher
congo-peafowl-thumbCongo Peafowl
Green-winged Macaw
Saint Vincent’s Amazon Parrot

About the Bird Habitats

One of the largest collections in any US zoo, we are home to over 200 species and 800 individual birds. There are three main bird exhibits: Fischer Bird Garden, the Tropical Bird House, and Birds of the World. As you enter the Bird Garden, you are greeted by rhinoceros hornbills with their enormous beaks. You can also see unusual turacos, beautiful starlings, and other exotic birds. The Tropical Bird House is a lush indoor retreat filled with the sounds of the rainforest. Play “I Spy” as you try to find all the species of birds flying around you! As you walk through Birds of the World, enjoy beautiful flamingos, the strange yet amazing shoebill stork, and many more incredible species.

Behind the Scenes

Meet Chris
Chris began his zoo career as a volunteer in 1996. He joined the staff as a Bird Keeper in 2000 after acting as an Attwater’s Prairie Chicken intern.
Meet Mollie
Mollie has been a keeper since 2003; she is currently a Senior Bird Keeper who has worked at the Houston Zoo since 2006.
Meet Rene
Rene has worked at the Zoo for roughly 4 years. Her favorite species are in the parrot family, which she admires for their diverse social behaviors and problem solving skills.

Saving the Blue Billed Curassow

The wild population of the blue-billed curassow is estimated at between 250-750 birds. See how the Houston Zoo is helping to save this critically endangered species.

Did You Know?

Owls have an amazing digestive system, with the ability to swallow small animals whole and later regurgitate bones and other undesirable parts.

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