Winged Encounters @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Since today is National Bird Day thought it would be interesting to share some pictures & video from the Winged Encounters show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This even happens several times a day in front of the Tree of Life on Discovery Island, check with a cast member for times, in December they were not listed on the park schedule. The show consists of the Macaws flying in and landing the perch as a cast member talks about them then after receiving a treat they take off again. It only lasts a few minutes and the entrance and exit flights are impressive.

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom
Cast Members waiting for the Macaws to arrive
Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Macaws are visible over Discovery Island as they make their way to us.

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom
Once on the perch cast members talk about the birds and feed them.

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom
For the finale they fly over the crowd to leave the area.

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom
In this series of shots watch the crowd duck as the birds take flight.

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom

Winged Encounters @ Disney's Animal Kingdom


Here are two videos features clips from several shows I caught during my time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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