Words for Birds: A Creative Inquiry

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

The City and Park Board are searching 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

We are now entering the final stage of the process and once again putting the decision in the hands of the public. Vote for the candidate you feel makes the best representative as Vancouver's forever City Bird. Voting closes on May 14, 2017.

Vote now for Vancouver's 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.

What's next?

  • Oct-Nov 2016

    Offer your Words for Birds

  • Nov 2016

    Bird specialists match collected words to birds perfect for the job of City Bird

  • We are here
  • Spring 2017

    During Bird Week, Vancouver votes for the permanent City Bird