The main task of the bird care center is not the air show. The daily work of this private initiative takes place in the background. As the name suggests, the center is there to accept and care for wild birds. If injured or helpless animals are found in South Tyrol, then Florian, Willy and the other employees of the Gufyland are called. They restore the animals to good health and if possible release them later to the wild. The convenient location of the care center offers optimal climate conditions for taking care of injured wild birds.
Every year, around 250 of these animals are brought to Gufyland. About half of these can be released after their recovery. If the animals are unable to fly or unlikely to survive in the wild, then they may stay in the center, in one of the 24 spacious special aviaries located on a space of approximately 9,000 square meters. Visitors are able to view the animals in the aviaries on a 300 meter-long tour, and also learn interesting facts about these magnificent native bird species via ten large-format displays.
If you are looking for a flight demonstration in Gufyland, you should definitely plan a visit to Tyrol Castle
(https://www.merano-suedtirol.it/de/dorf-tirol/artikel/schloss-tirol-in-dorf-tirol-44/ ), located directly above the air center. The castle was formerly the ancestral seat of the Counts of Tyrol, and the cradle of the Lands of Tyrol. In addition to the South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, temporary art exhibitions are regularly held. Those seeking peace and quiet should sit in the courtyard. In addition to the shop and café, the shade of the trees and the babbling fountains invite you to relax or read a book. From the castle you can also enjoy breathtaking views of Merano/Meran and the surrounding South Tyrolean mountains.