Past winners

Past City Birds

2015: Black-capped Chickadee

The cute and winsome Black-capped Chickadee took the City Bird 2015 title in 2014. It loves to explore and is always the first to find a feeder in the area. It’s a social, popular bird who lives in the forest and in our neighbourhoods, hides food to eat later, and has a well-known whistled song.

Learn more about the Black-capped Chickadee 


2014: The Northwestern Crow (by acclimation)


2014 City Bird campaign

The very first City Bird campaign soared to unprecedented heights in 2014, attracting more than 700,000 votes for our six candidate birds, and nearly 4,000 tweets were sent using the #VanCityBird hashtag! Exit polling showed that bird education also went up: 88% of respondents could identify the six City Birds candidates, and nearly all responses indicated residents had a great deal of fun and learned a lot about birds. 

Review the 2014 campaign highlights on Storify:

Vancouver Bird Strategy

The Vancouver Bird Strategy will work to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.

Birds in our city

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