The PheasantryThe Pheasantry at Sudeley houses a collection of 15 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world. Working closely with the World Pheasant Association, Sudeley is developing a programme of breeding and conservation for these beautiful and gloriously coloured birds.
There are 294 species of pheasants and their relatives. They are one of the most threatened bird groups in the world, and 74 are listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of threatened species. A further 37 are considered to be ‘near-threatened’ or are so poorly known that we cannot determine their conservation status.
In 2012, 3 species of Owls joined the Pheasantry. Eagle Owls, Barn Owls and Snowy Owls (named Katherine and Thomas after a naming competition was held, and picked by Lady Ashcombe due to the relevance of them arriving during our 500th anniversary celebrations of Queen Katherine Parr!) can now be seen in the Pheasantry.NEW FOR 2013!
Sudeley's Falconer, Gary Cope, will give an Owl Talk in the Pheasantry every Sunday at 3:30pm whilst feeding our owls.