In 2017, we proposed candidates for a permanent Vancouver City Bird. Residents voted online and in-person and chose Anna's Hummingbird as the winner.
As the official City Bird, Anna's Hummingbird:
- Symbolizes the importance of birds in our ecosystem
- Continues to build awareness of birds in the city
- Encourages implementation of the Vancouver Bird Strategy
Meet Anna's Hummingbird
“Classy, urbane, and stylish with the heart of a tiger” describes this recent arrival to the Vancouver scene.
With their iridescent emerald feathers and sparkling rose-pink throats, Anna’s Hummingbird are more like flying jewelry than birds, but they are also fierce defenders and enforce their turf with tenacity.
In their thrilling and athletic courtship displays, males climb up to 40 m into the air and then swoop to the ground at break-neck speed with a curious burst of noise that they produce through their tail feathers.
Their housing needs are modest and Anna’s Hummingbirds could easily live in the potted plant in any Vancouver neighbourhood.
Learn more about the official City Bird
City Bird photography
Our City Bird photos were taken exclusively by 16-year-old Liron Gertsman.
A multiple award-winning bird watcher and photographer, his body of work is a testament to his special talents and passion.
With a love for outdoors, Liron is determined to protect our precious environment.