Birds Of Paradise @ Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园
Desmond had his annual leave this week and suggested going to Jurong Bird Park for our first photography session. I seldom get to see Ngan in person but I have learnt a few photography tricks from him online and so I agreed eagerly.
On 5th February, we had a quick lunch at an outdoor food court at Boon Lay MRT and took bus service 194 to our destination.
After our excursion, I brought Desmond to West Coast Clementi Street 2 for food. I remembered the XO Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup to be very nice. However, the broth was different this time and upon enquiry confirmed my suspicion that the stall had changed hands. The taste was not too bad but to our horror, the cook must have been a very humourous psychic! Did we smell like birds? There were quite a few caterpillars in our meal!!!
Seriously??? Two bad meals on my two excursions!!! Okay, let’s put the yucky incidents behind…
We managed to catch two shows “High Flyers” and “King of the Skies” at 3pm and 4pm.
Jurong Bird Park which opened on 3rd January 1971 is a 20.2 hectare open concept park. It is Asia Pacific’s largest bird park and home to more than 8000 birds of about 600 species from around the world.
I may have gotten some of the birds’ names wrong so please do correct and help me identify them if you know. Thank you.
Birds of Prey:
Caribbean Flamingos have 3 colours on their bills: grey at the base, pink in the middle and black at the tip.
Spotted Tree Ducks:
Spotted at The Riverine:
Pelican Cove (There are many types of Pelicans not shown):
Swan Lake (There are Black-neck Swans and Black Swans not shown):
Birds like the Ostrich, the unique, blue-headed Double-Wattled Cassowary, the Rhea and the Emu are descendants of dinosaurs.
I had spent hours but still could not identify some of these birds:
Did you know that there’s a plant named Birds of Paradise (besides the real Birds of Paradise)?
Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园
Address: 2 Jurong Hill,
Tel: (+65) 6265 0022.
Opening hours: Daily
8.30am to 6pm
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)
Admission Fee (2014):
**Senior Citizen: S$10
All prices are in Singapore dollars and inclusive of 7% GST.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Singapore residents enjoy 15% off Jurong Bird Park admission tickets purchased onsite at our ticketing counters. Present valid Singapore Citizen IC, Singapore Permanent Resident IC, Employment Pass, Work Permit or other proof of residence during purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
* Admission for child below 3 years old is free. School groups are to pre-register with the Education department.
** Senior Citizen admission only applicable for Singaporean or Singapore PR aged 60 and above. Senior citizens are required to present proof of identification.
Happy discovering 🙂
Information credit on White-tailed Sea Eagle wingspan and Mandarin Duck: Wikipedia and Jurong Bird Park website respectively.