Birds in Residence celebrates our winged relatives from songbirds to birds of prey, waterfowl to shorebirds in Coal Harbour and the West End. Over the next year we will learn everything we can about the birds who live in, and fly through our neighbourhoods, reflecting on ideas of home and migration. The aim of the residency is to deepen or relationship with the birds we live with, through nature walks and a multitude of art forms including drawing, mapping, listening, movement and song, combining the insights and talents of community engaged artists with biologists, ornithologists and amateur bird enthusiasts.
In the summer, we will be partnering with the Vancouver International Bird Festival and the 27th International Ornithological Congress to create a chorus of birds on stilts for local events, and to represent our community of birds in a grant parade opening the Festival, planned for August 19th – 26th, 2018.
Watch for more notices of birdy activities out in the neighbourhood and online at birdsinresidence.wordpress.com.