Anna’s Hummingbird proves to resonate most with voters. After three weeks of campaigning, the elected official city bird received 3,450 of the 8,259 votes cast.
As the official City Bird, Anna's Hummingbird will:
- Symbolize the importance of birds in our ecoystem
- Continue to build awareness of birds in the city
- Encourage implementation of the Vancouver Bird Strategy
City of Vancouver residents voted online and in-person for the official City Bird between April 28 and May 14, 2017.
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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.
Learn more about birds in Vancouver
From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Bird Week: May 2-9, 2020.
The Vancouver Bird Strategy works to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.
Birds are an excellent indicator of a healthy ecosystem—a link between people and local biodiversity.