Vogelpark Avifauna – Cuba aviary

Name of Zoo Vogelpark Avifauna
Name of respondent Joost Lammers
E-mail address of respondent curator@avifauna.nl

Name of Exhibit Cuba aviary
Opening Date/Year 27-06-05-

    a) height in m 14
    b) area in m2 950
    c) volume in m3 11400
  2. SHAPE
    a) shape sides rectangular
    b) shape of top multiple peaks
    1) placement main support structures perimeter (e.g. corners)
    2) materials main support wooden poles (treated with …)
    3) special supports/protection for (a) interface net/mesh and main support (specify) None
    (b) protection from main supports rotting in ground (specify ) Poles are placed on concrete feet
    4) secondary supporting structures beams (e.g. across top)
    5) lowering or removal of top when snow or severe winds expected possible No
    6) constructor External company, please specify construction external: indoor enclosure: in-house
    Material sides
    1) solid (rock, brick wood etc) 2
    2) glass number of sides – please choose one
    3) piano wire number of sides – please choose one
    4) netting/mesh 2
    a) material nylon
    b) name manufacturer
    c) supplier
    d) product name
    e) opening size 4×4
    f) diameter 5.7
    g) color black
    h) configuration configuration – please choose one
    i) how is netting/meshing attached to aviary structure? iron wire
    j) visibility through net/mesh satisfactory
    k) water resistance excellent
    l) UV resistance excellent
    Material top
    1) Same as sides yes If yes, continue to 4. Visibility
    2) Not same as sides a) name manufacturer
    b) supplier
    c) name product
    d) material material – please choose one
    e) configuration configuration – please choose one
    f) opening size
    g) diameter
    h) color black
    i) water resistance excellent
    j) UV resistance excellent
    a) walk through / walk in yes
    b) barriers between public and birds vegetation
    c) other special features to enhance viewing possibilities, specify Sheltered viewing
    a) service i. double doors with area between no
    ii. through attached building no
    iii: please describe how you bring in large enclosure furnishings that are too large to be brought through the doors through doors
    b) visitor single sliding door
    c) curtains ropes
    a) % surface area water (versus land) 40
    b) frequency of drainage and cleaning small pool 1x a day. If other pools are dirty they will be cleaned, about 3x a year
    c) type of water running
    d) filtration system yes, specify fresh water from the Rijn
    e) depth in cm i. minimum 5
    ii. maximum 75 cm
    iii. % surface area < 20 cm 30
    a) sand % area
    b) grass 10
    c) dirt % area
    d) rocks 10% area
    e) visitor path 10% area
    f) other 30% area grind
    a) grass/other herbacious plants < 20 cm high cover 30 % area b) herbacious plants/shrubs 20 cm- 1m high cover 10 % area c) herbacious plants/shrubs/trees 1 m-3 m high cover 10 % area d) number of coniferous trees > 3 m high
    e) number of deciduous trees > 3 m high 8 1 dead tree
    f) are there any plants you would recommend for aviaries? swamp cypres
    g) are there any plants that have been problematic in this aviary? no
    a) electric fence inside no cm high
    b) electric fence outside no cm high
    c) different type meshing along bottom yes 100 cm high
    d) plastic along perimeter no cm high
    e) concrete under ground no cm deep
    f) other (specify)
    supplemental lighting outside yes
    Introduction and/or catching area present no
    a) attached to aviary yes 2 enclosures
    b) dimensions i. length 45 and 108 m2
    ii. width
    iii. Height 3
    c) average number of nights used per year 29-Apr
    d) average number of days used per year 30
    e) direct access to main outside enclosure yes
    f) direct access to alternative outdoor area no
    g) substrates (specify) Aubiose
    h) usable water area present for bathing yes
    i) possibility to subdivide area if need to yes wall around pool is straight. Better to let is slowly rise in case of scary birds
    j) keeper access area not shared by birds no
    k) natural sunlight received yes
    l) number of hours of artifical light 12 hours
    m) heating supplied heating in floors
    n) please describe ventilation system windows can open
    o) visitor viewing no
    a) species currently held (if possible also historically) list
    b) species not held successfully
    c) reason per species (please list species below) i. escape
    ii. incompatibility
    iii. health issues
    iv. stress
    v. accidents (e.g. collisions)
    vi. other
    Problems with:
    a) Indigenous bird species entering enclosure no
    b) Predation in enclosures no
    c) Aviary withstanding winds experienced yes, specify
    d) Aviary withstanding snow experienced yes, specify you can walk on top of the aviary
    e) Excessive mortality and or accidents with one or more species yes, specify spoonbill illness
    f) other health issues, e.g. foot lesions no few problems of individuals
    g) frequent replacement or repair of materials no
    h) husbandry issues e.g. cleaning, heating, moving birds yes, specify indoor enclosure wasn’t made voor spoonbills, ibis etc. When building it again the indoor enclosure would be made for several species. Only one exit for the animals from the inside enclosure. There should be more smaller exit points
    a) Visitor yes, specify to much plants which make it difficult to see the animals. Much poo on the visitor path, visitors don’t like it.
    b) Keeper yes, specify not easy to clean the enclosure. F.e. cleaning the paths.
  16. COSTS (in EUR)
    a) Design
    b) Materials and labor
    c) Maintenance (e.g. replacement of netting etc.)
    d) Were there any choices made/possibilities to reduce costs? gesloten watersysteem niet doorgegaan. Afvalwater terug op syusteem. Lichtkoepels. Smaller
    a) Contact person Steven van den Heuvel
    b) data submitted 16-02-12