For the Birds: Australian Budgies Return to The Living Desert

Exhibit allows guests to interact, feed birds

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The colorful, social Australian birds have landed at The Living Desert.

The Birds of the Australian Outback exhibit has made a return visit and runs through April.

The exhibit features a self-­contained outdoor aviary specially constructed for the exhibit of the more than 300 colorful and personable birds. This interactive experience allows guests to go inside, walk amongst the adorable budgies and even feed the birds with seed sticks.

“This is not your typical exhibit,” says Allen Monroe, president & CEO of The Living Desert. “You are in the budgies’ environment and get to interact with the birds as they are in free flight all around you.”

Budgies, short for Budgerigar, is a type of parakeet weighing about an ounce each with a long tail and feathered with shades of blue, green, white and yellow. Budgies are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia and are known for their familiar fast chirp or “chatter”.

Entrance into the Birds of the Australian Outback is $2 for non-­members and $1 for members and includes one seed stick. Additional feed sticks will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be open during regular park hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Living Desert,  47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, 760-346­‐5694; www.LivingDesert.org

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