Butterfly Wonderland welcomes over a dozen species of tropical birds to its NEW Rainforest Birds exhibit. Guests can visit a variety of colorful tropical birds up-close, perched in aviaries as well as enjoy the harmony and vibrance of others as they take flight freely inside the Butterfly Conservatory.

“The addition of tropical, temperate birds to Butterfly Wonderland complements our outstanding rainforest experience that includes butterflies, fish, reptiles and insects,” said Dee Mangulins, Executive Director of Butterfly Wonderland. “These extremely colorful species of birds are a wonder to watch and will teach guests about rainforest habitats and the incredible animals that call it home.”

Tropical rainforests are home to many species of birds as well as some migratory birds that live in rainforests during the winter months and return to cooler regions during the spring and summer. Of the four layers in the rainforest, most birds live in the Canopy (top) Layer. The bird species at Butterfly Wonderland are vibrantly colored, a variety of sizes and are a wonderful reflection of the world’s rainforests. Species in the aviaries at Butterfly Wonderland include Guianan Toucanet, Bearded Barbet, Venezuelan Troupial, Spangled Cotinga, and Guianan Red Cotinga. There are also twelve colorful birds flying freely in the Conservatory much to the delight of visitors! These species do not consume butterflies as part of their diet but add to the sights and sounds of Butterfly Wonderland’s rainforest atmosphere. The free-flying species include Paradise Tanagers, Owl Finches, Diamond Firetail Finches, Shaft-tail Finches, Red-legged Honeycreepers, an Orange Cheeked Waxbill Finch, Mannakin Finch, and Black-capped Waxbill.

Butterfly Wonderland reopened to the public on May 21, 2020 following a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Butterfly Wonderland is currently operating under new guidelines that include timed-ticketed entry (which limits the number of visitors in the attraction at one time), and new standard operating procedures to safeguard guests, animals, and team members. Along with capacity limits that support physical distancing, other health and safety initiatives at Butterfly Wonderland include social distancing markers at exhibits, additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, enhanced cleaning methods that focus on high-touch areas including restrooms, counters, and exhibit-glass. Team members at Butterfly Wonderland are required to wear facial masks, and in accordance with SRPMIC Community Local Emergency Declaration, Butterfly Wonderland also requires all guests over the age of 6 to wear masks. Visit https://butterflywonderland.com/welcomeback/ for more information on Butterfly Wonderland’s safeguards.