Diversity of Birds from Luzon Bleeding-hearts to Bullfinches
Parrots from Africa and South America, zebra finches from Australia, finches from many regions of the world, parakeets, and canaries can be observed in spacious aviaries. Three different types of macaws are striking because of their loud calls. Particularly impressive is the rare dagger dove of the Philippines, whose throat displays striking red feathers – making it appear as if it has just been stabbed by a dagger. A variety of ducks and geese will be shown in a specially made pond. Even native woodland birds such as goldfinch, bullfinch, and bearded tits can be seen from close range. Technical advice, literature, and accessories for birds will be available.
Judging Exhibition und Documented Breeding
In a public judging event, the most beautiful bird and the best showcase of the exhibition will be chosen. At a bird market, animals with documented breeding may be acquired because species protection is taken very seriously by bird lovers. None of the animals shown is from the wild, as can be seen by an expert glance at the ringing.
For Families: Budgerigars, Bird Quiz, Beekeeping, and Rabbits
The budgerigar, or budgie, is still best suited for the family as it is easy to care for and tame – and can even learn to talk. There will be a bird quiz for children during the exhibition. A beekeeper can be observed during centrifugation of honey. The exhibition will be complemented with a special showing of rabbits of many different breeds. The Berlin chapter of Club Ornis Berlin e. V. is a non-profit organization of bird lovers and has been in existence since 1968. Currently 37 members of the club and breeders keep domestic birds, canaries, budgies, exotic birds, parrots, parakeets, and ornamental birds. Since 1996, the association has presented a large bird exhibition annually in the new greenhouse of the Botanic Garden in Dahlem.