The Park maintains more than 900 birds of 150 species, most of them Brazilian birds. One third of these species are considered at risk of extinction. All birds in the Park come from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA or rehabilitation centers. The Parque das Aves in no case receives birds of unknown origin or from trafficking. All animals are registered, and an annual report is delivered to the Brazilian Zoos Society and IBAMA. Some of these birds are rehabilitated and cannot return to nature.
The reproduction of captive animals is important to ensure biological diversity by ensuring genetically viable ex-situ populations. Captive animals also provide valuable information for better knowledge of the fauna. Despite the short time since its foundation, parque das Aves has been successful in the reproduction of some species, among which we highlight the araçari-castanho, araçari-poca , araçari-banana, mutum-do-sudeste, mutum-pinima, gralha-do-pantanal, ararinha-nobre, arara-canindé, jandaia-sol, grou-coroado, vulturina and others. The Purple-faced Parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) project hopes to reproduce and provide information for the preservation of this endangered species.
Parque das Aves maintains an entirely free community service with visiting and environmental education programs for schools throughout the region, including children with visual defects.
The visit is made by signs walkways in the middle of the forest. They lead us to the various and huge nurseries each with 630m² and 8m high, enriched by waterfalls, bridges and lots of vegetation, where the visitor enters and appreciates, without interference from nets or screens, the behavior of different species of birds. In other smaller nurseries, specimens from Southeast Asia, Oceania and Africa.
A delicate and colorful aviary houses the butterflies and hummingbirds of the region.
In another natural environment are alligators and boa constrictors composing the reptile nursery.
It has 17 hectares of secondary forest of which only 4 hectares are reserved for the facilities and the rest destined to the preservation area. Private enterprise, this Park was created in 1994 and has technicians in the areas of biology, veterinary and agronomy, trained handlers and a maintenance team responsible for animal welfare and garden care.
- Duration of the tour: 1h30
- Daily from 9 am to 5 pm
- Visitors in wheelchair: easy access
It is located on the Cataratas Highway, in front of the Visitors Center of the Iguaçu National Park, 2 km from Foz do Iguaçu International Airport and 14 km from the city center.