Name of Zoo: Diergaarde Blijdorp
Name of respondent: Harald Schmidt
E-mail address of respondent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Exhibit: Weidevogel voliere
Opening Date/Year: 01-01-07
Height in m: 8
Area in m2: 2000
Volume in m3: 16000
Shape sides: round, some parts rectangular but some part smooth
Shape of top: flat but slowly becoming higher
Placement main support structures: perimeter (e.g. corners)
Materials main support: metal (steel)
Special supports/protection for:
interface net/mesh and main support: none
protection from main supports rotting in ground: N.A.
Secondary supporting structures: beams (e.g. across top)
Lowering or removal of top when snow or severe winds expected possible: No
Constructor External company: N.A.
solid (rock, brick wood etc): 0
piano wire: 0
opening size: 2×2
how is netting/meshing attached to aviary structure? Iron wire
visibility through net/mesh: unsatisfactory
water resistance: unsatisfactory
UV resistance: unsatisfactory
Same as sides: yes
walk through / walk in: yes
barriers between public and birds: rails
other special features to enhance viewing possibilities: viewing point, sheltered
Entrances and exits
i. double doors with area between: yes
ii. through attached building: yes
iii: please describe how you bring in large enclosure furnishings that are too large to be brought through the doors: N.A.
Visitor: double sliding door with space in between
% surface area water (versus land): 30%
Frequency of drainage and cleaning: N.A.
Type of water: running
Filtration system: yes, specify natural flow
Depth in cm: N.A.
i. minimum: N.A.
ii. maximum: N.A.
iii. % surface area < 20 cm: N.A.
Sand: 10% area
Grass: 40% area
Dirt: % area
Rocks: % area
Visitor path: 20% area
Other: % area
Grass/other herbacious plants < 20 cm high cover: 60 % area
Herbacious plants/shrubs 20 cm- 1m high cover: 10 % area
Herbacious plants/shrubs/trees 1 m-3 m high cover: 10 % area
Number of coniferous trees > 3 m high: 0
Number of deciduous trees > 3 m high: 11
Are there any plants you would recommend for aviaries?: N.A.
Are there any plants that have been problematic in this aviary?: N.A.
Electric fence inside: No
Electric fence outside: No
Different type meshing along bottom: No
Plastic along perimeter: No
Concrete under ground: No
Other (specify): No
Supplemental lighting outside: No
Permanent introduction/catching area present
Introduction and/or catching area present: No
attached to aviary: yes
average number of nights used per year: N.A.
average number of days used per year: N.A.
direct access to main outside enclosure: yes
direct access to alternative outdoor area: no
substrates (specify): wooden chips
usable water area present for bathing: yes
possibility to subdivide area if need to: yes
keeper access area not shared by birds: N.A.
natural sunlight received: yes
number of hours of artifical light: N.A:
heating supplied: N.A.
please describe ventilation system: N.A.
visitor viewing: yes
species currently held (if possible also historically) list: N.A.
species not held successfully: N.A.
reason per species (please list species below):
health issues: European bee-eater (climate is too cold)
accidents (e.g. collisions): N.A.
Indigenous bird species entering enclosure: yes, specify: sparrow
Predation in enclosures: N.A.
Aviary withstanding winds experienced: N.A.
Aviary withstanding snow experienced: N.A.
Excessive mortality and or accidents with one or more species: N.A.
other health issues, e.g. foot lesions: N.A.
frequent replacement or repair of materials: N.A.
husbandry issues e.g. cleaning, heating, moving birds please choose one: N.A.
500.000 total costs
Enclosure data submission
Data submitted: 16-02-12 (Steven van den Heuvel)