Birds of Flight Show



The Birds of Flight program highlights 15 of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s bird species, including Harris Hawks, Guinea Fowl, Red Front Macaws and Blue and Gold Macaws. All 35 birds participating in the program are fully flighted birds that fly specific paths or demonstrate specific behaviors for the audience. The Birds of Flight Program is an educational and interactive experience where viewers will learn about the different species of birds, their habitats and what we can all do to make a difference for wildlife.

Birds of Flight Showtimes:
11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Cost:
$3 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members (must present membership card and valid photo ID); $4 for non-members

(Tickets can be purchased in advance near the amphitheater.)


The overall message of the Birds of Flight program is one of conservation. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium would like to empower guests to make small changes in their daily lives to help wildlife, such as reusing water bottles to help keep plastic out of the ocean and unplugging electrical cords while they are not in use. Trainers will help spread the message that every person can make a change, no matter how small, and that when those little changes build upon each other, they can impact wildlife in a large way. The Birds of Flight Program will also highlight conservation efforts the Zoo participates in, such as the Madagascar Biodiversity Project.

Throughout each program, birds utilize six different perimeter launch perches, which are placed around and within the seating area, allowing guests to be face-to-face with the action. Guinea Fowl run through the crowd to three different feeders stationed in each section of seating before flying back to the stage at the cue of a rattlesnake’s rattle; Quaker Parrots build a nest on stage; Macaws take flight around the Theater– these are just a few of the incredible behaviors attendees will get to witness. Trainers encourage guests to ask questions throughout the Birds of Flight Program and are available for a “meet and greet” following the conclusion of the program.