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And the 2016 City Bird winner is the Peregrine Falcon

May 9 2015

Election 2015 for City Bird 2016

It’s a wrap. After close to a month of heavy campaigning, Vancouver has elected its “official” 2016 City Bird!

The Vancouver Bird Week organizers announced this year’s champ on Saturday, May 9 at the Vancouver Public Library, during the final evening event of Bird Week (May 2 to 9, 2015).

Thousands of votes were cast during a fierce competition.

See the winner, view complete voting results, and learn more

City Bird candidates

Since April 15, four rare Vancouver birds have been vying for votes in our second annual City Bird competition. Each with their own Twitter accounts to rally support.

  • The Barn Owl
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Barn Swallow
  • Western Grebe

Winner to be featured in promotional materials

The 2016 winner follows in the wings of the cute, perky Black-capped Chickadee, 2015’s City Bird. The City Bird 2016 will be featured in promotional materials and buttons for Bird Week 2016.

Raising awareness about the importance of birds

Birds are visible markers of a healthy ecosystem, and an experiential link between people and biodiversity. The lighthearted City Bird competition, and educational Bird Week, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of birds in our urban environment.

Share your thoughts on the City Bird campaign

Results of the City Bird 2016 competition

How we support birds in Vancouver

Black-capped Chickadee

Birds in our city

Birds are an excellent indicator of a healthy ecosystem—a link between people and local biodiversity.