Parc des Oiseaux

Parc des Oiseaux

A Hyacinth macaw at the park
Date opened 1970
Location Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, France
Coordinates 45°59′36″N 5°01′36″E / 45.99325°N 5.02665°E / 45.99325; 5.02665Coordinates: 45°59′36″N 5°01′36″E / 45.99325°N 5.02665°E / 45.99325; 5.02665
Land area 35 ha (86 acres) [in a reserve of 380 ha (940 acres)]
Number of animals 3000 birds
Number of species 300

The Parc des Oiseaux (English: Park of Birds) is a zoological park located in Villars-les-Dombes in the department of Ain in France. The site is recorded in the general inventory of the cultural heritage and was opened in 1970. It is one of the oldest ornithological parks in France and brings together a collection of more than 3,000 birds from around the world in a 380 ha (940 acres) reserve located in the heart of the Dombes. The section opened to the public covers an area of 35 ha (86 acres) within the reserve and welcomes on average 250,000 visitors per year.

The park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and the National Association of Zoological Parks, it participated in fifteen European breeding programmes for the protection and reintroduction of endangered species.

Operation of the park

Three hundred bird species are represented at the Parc des Oiseaux.[1] These represent a collection of 3,000 birds from all continents.[2]


  1. "Villars-les-Dombes (01) : le paradis des oiseaux" [Villars-les-Dombes (01): A paradise for birds]. (in French). 27 April 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. "Parc des oiseaux". (in French). Archived from the original on 22 June 2008.
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