|Grey crowned crane|
For me though, the main birds to see here were the toucans. In my bird related ignorance, I had assumed that there was one kind of toucan, the one with the big plastic looking orange beak that appears in the guinness adverts.
Another aviary contained a number of hummingbirds and huge butterflies. With strategically placed feeders, you can get close to watch the hummingbirds hover and use their long beaks and tongues to extract the nectar.
However if we want to talk about being buzzed, then it was the last aviary that you have to watch out for. Being buzzed by a tiny little hummingbird is one thing, but these were huge great macaws. In particular the Scarlett and the blue macaws seemed to make a game of flying from one end of the aviary to the other, and just clipping your head or arm as they pass you.
|Caiman and turtles|
Although almost exclusively a bird park, for some reason they did also have a small enclosure with caimans and turrles in it. Not sure why, but it was a bit of fun to try to spot them just peeping through the plants on the surface of the water.
At the end of the visit, the are a few macaws that you can hold for the obvious photo opportunity. These ones are much better behaved, and in fact were incredibly gentle with their claws on your arm.