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Tehran Bird Garden: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

Introduction to Tehran Bird Garden and Its Amenities

There are several bird gardens in Iran, including those in Isfahan and Kish. However, one of the largest and most notable is the Tehran Bird Garden. If you’re a bird lover, join us in this article from the SURFIRAN magazine as we explore this fascinating destination.

Where is Tehran Bird Garden?

Tehran Bird Garden is one of the top attractions in Tehran, located on the east side of the Shahid Babayi Highway, past the Hengam exit, in the slow lane of Omid Town, on Kuhestan Street. Access to the garden is possible via public transportation and private cars. Here are the ways to get there:

Birds Garden, Tehran, Iran
Birds Garden, Tehran, Iran

By Bus

The closest bus stop to the bird garden is the Shahid Rasooli station, which is approximately 300 meters away. You can take the buses on the Shahid Dastvare Terminal to Afagh Terminal route, and after getting off at Shahid Rasooli, walk to the garden entrance.


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By Metro

The nearest metro stations to Tehran Bird Garden are Shahid Bagheri Station and University of Science and Technology Station, both a few kilometers away. You can take a taxi from these stations to reach the garden.

By Car

If you’re driving, you can use the location details provided below for easy access. Once you arrive, park your vehicle in the designated parking area and use the garden’s shuttle service to reach the entrance, as the only way to access the garden’s entrance is via these shuttles.

Location on Google Maps

Operating Hours

Tehran Bird Garden is open every day, including holidays, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Spring is an ideal time to visit due to the pleasant weather, but each season offers its own unique charm, including the snowy days of winter and the vibrant colors of autumn and summer.

Overview of Tehran Bird Garden

Tehran Birds Garden
Tehran Birds Garden

Located within the famous Lavizan Forests, known for their green parrots, Tehran Bird Garden is the largest bird garden in Iran, designed to resemble the birds’ natural habitats. Covering over 20 hectares, it houses around 250 species of birds from around the world, totaling approximately 20,000 birds.

Construction and Phases

The garden was constructed over three years and has two main phases. The first phase, Dashtechar, opened in May 2013 and houses birds that are kept in cages or cannot fly. The second phase, Abchar, is for flying birds and has a netted ceiling to prevent them from escaping while protecting them from other animals. This structure, supported by 12 main pillars and 68 surrounding columns, was built between 2011 and 2017, using 70 kilometers of cable and netting from Italy.

Bird Garden of Lavizan, Tehran
Bird Garden of Lavizan, Tehran

Bird Species in the Garden

You can see rare and ornamental birds, including silk and Polish chickens, various canaries and finches, swans, pelicans, ducks, pheasants, flamingos, parrots, peacocks, and ostriches, among others.

Exploring Tehran Bird Garden

The garden is divided into two phases:

Dashtechar Phase

Dashtechar Phase of Tehran Bird Garden
Dashtechar Phase of Tehran Bird Garden

This phase houses non-flying birds or those kept in cages, like birds of prey and parrots. The largest cage in this phase holds various species of large eagles and vultures, creating an intimidating display. Smaller birds of prey like owls and hawks are kept in separate cages.

Abchar Phase

Abchar Phase of Tehran Bird Garden
Abchar Phase of Tehran Bird Garden

This phase is more popular and houses a diverse range of flying birds, such as various ducks, pink pelicans, beautiful pheasants, Indian peacocks, large-billed pelicans, black and white swans, and other rare birds from Iran and around the world. The absence of a netted ceiling in the pond areas is notable. Some bird species need a long run-up on water to take off, which prevents them from leaving the garden due to the limited space and ropes across the ponds.

Bird Species List in Tehran Bird Garden

Bird Species in Tehran Bird Garden
Bird Species in Tehran Bird Garden

Tehran Bird Garden features a wide array of birds, including:

  • Crested Duck
  • Flamingo
  • Grey Pelican
  • Common Cormorant
  • Indian Dove
  • Barred Dove
  • White-Eared Duck
  • Reeves’s Pheasant
  • Diamond Dove
  • Canadian Goose
  • African Ostrich
  • Nanday Parakeet
  • Green Cheeked Conure
  • African Goose
  • Linda Goose
  • Penguin Duck
  • Black Swan
  • Vulture
  • Chicken and Rooster
  • Partridge

Unique Experiences at Tehran Bird Garden

Visiting Bird Garden of Tehran
Visiting Bird Garden of Tehran

One of the garden’s unique features is the absence of barriers between visitors and birds in the Abchar phase. The spacious enclosures allow birds to fly freely, providing visitors with an immersive experience. You can enjoy close interactions with birds, such as caressing a cockatoo or witnessing a pheasant family’s nurturing behavior.

The garden also has a pigeon house modeled after Safavid-era pigeon houses and nesting boxes on trees for pigeons and other birds.

Garden Facilities

Amenities of Tehran Bird Garden
Amenities of Tehran Bird Garden

The garden’s vast and scenic environment, complete with waterfalls, ponds, various flowers, and plants, offers a refreshing retreat for nature lovers. Pathways are marked with stone pavements, and there are wooden benches, pavilions, and gazebos for rest. Small waterfalls, ponds, and wooden bridges provide picturesque spots for photography.


  • Gazebo and Benches
  • Restaurants, Cafes, and Snack Bars
  • Photography and Touch Bird Sections
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Prayer Room
  • Internal Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled
  • Children’s Painting Workshop
  • Herb Cottage
  • Bird Clinic and Online Store for Bird Food, Medicine, and Vitamins
  • Children’s Playground

Donating Birds to the Garden

You can donate birds to the garden by contacting the garden’s administration. Donated birds undergo a 30-day quarantine for health checks before joining their species.

Specialist Sections

The garden has specialized sections for breeding, veterinary care, quarantine, and taxidermy, making it a hub for bird enthusiasts and researchers.

Contact Information

For more information, visit the Tehran Bird Garden website or Instagram, or call:

  • +98 21 77075214
  • +98 21 77075210

We hope you enjoy your visit to Tehran Bird Garden. Please share your experiences and feedback with us.

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SURFIRAN Editorial Team

SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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