Words for Birds: A Creative Inquiry

If the people of Vancouver were birds, how would experts describe us?

The City and Park Board searched far and wide for a permanent Vancouver City Bird.

Over 1,300 Vancouverites contributed words that reflect qualities of people who call Vancouver home. Bird experts then matched the qualities to four local birds: 

  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Northern Flicker
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Varied Thrush

The public voted for the candidate they felt made the best representative as Vancouver's forever City Bird. Voting closed on May 14, 2017.

Meet the official City Bird

Word Clouds

By City of Vancouver

Check out our word clouds based on your submissions!

  • Where we flock

    By City of Vancouver

    Activities we enjoy include hiking, running, reading, and relaxing.

  • How we dress

    By City of Vancouver

    We are casual, creative, conservative, and relaxed.

  • How we live

    By City of Vancouver

    We are healthy, diverse, friendly, and green.