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Address: 85 Oak Knoll Dr, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4C2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-546-4842
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I love birds and I loved this place!

I've read negative reviews of the Aviary in West Hamilton that suggest the birds aren't cared for properly. I am a bird lover and I can say with authority that these birds are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Tina M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've read negative reviews of the Aviary in West Hamilton that suggest the birds aren't cared for properly. I am a bird lover and I can say with authority that these birds are happy and well cared for. The single bird who appears to have plucked his feathers, suffered from an infection---not neglect. This is a great place for young... More 

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1 Thank Tina M
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The discoveries in the City of Hamilton never cease to amaze me. I found The Friends of the Aviary one afternoon last year while hiking the Cootes Paradise trails. This was very much to my delight for I am a bird enthusiast. Over the past year I have been a regular visitor during the Sunday open house, which is 1... More 

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10 Thank Scott2016
Burlington, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

The visit to the aviary was very upsetting. I have rescued many parrots and have done a lot of research into their care and well-being and thought that a place like this would have as well. Parrots are very intelligent and need many different types of toys to keep them entertained. Without them they can get depressed and start plucking... More 

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1 Thank Dawn J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I found the staff both knowledgeable and attractive. I hate going somewhere that is staffed with ugly people

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

We discovered this place almost by accident and how lucky we feel! This is a great place to take the family if you are looking for a free, fun, beautiful, and educational afternoon. It is free, so don't expect it to be polished and glossy like the Toronto Zoo or the African Lion Safari. But, there was a great variety... More 

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1 Thank Monica D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Came across the Aviary by chance and did not go in since we had our dog with us. I later thought that I should have gone inside without my husband just to see if the inside was as run down as the outside. I actually felt sorry for the few birds that were in the cages outside. The building seemed... More 

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1 Thank Sheran W
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

a community garden and refuge for special birds fill this tiny hidden gem. impressive with what they do with so little. go visit and enjoy the hard work of volunteers and the community!

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4 Thank feringully
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

The birds here are beautiful. The staff that I met were very knowledgeable and they love the birds (they are all volunteers). The only downside to the visit was that I was hoping to take a lot of great pictures but most of the birds weren't allowed out of their cages at the time so all of my pictures have... More 

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1 Thank Coeli S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Staff were pleasant - I would have liked to see more variety of birds; also bird-baths were all empty and it was actually a very hot day. I felt sorry for those who might have wanted to bathe

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Thank Claire R
Hamilton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

When I first visited the Aviary about twelve years ago it was a good experience. When I took my grandchildren this summer (2012) it was quite disappointing. The first thing that greets you when you come in is a compost heap that belongs to the community garden that shares the land withe aviary. It was a hot day and just... More 

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