National Bird Day

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Last February I posted about the wonderful bird paintings showing up in my neighborhood.  At the time, the man behind the project, Avi Gitler, told me to watch for more birds.  Wow!  He wasn’t thinking small.

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Imagine my surprise when I walked over to Amsterdam Avenue a few months ago and saw…an entire building filled with birds (and James Audubon too!).  This beautiful mural, “Endangered Harlem” was painted by a young artist from Baltimore, Gaia.

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At the corner of 155th Street and Broadway are two murals, flanking the gas station there.  “Fish Crow”, by Italian artist Hitnes, is also part of a project he did where he created 15 bird murals following Audubon’s journey across the United States.  You can read about this project and see more of the murals here.

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The other mural on this corner, “Swallow Tailed Kite (and others)” was painted by the Ecuadorian-American artist Lunar New Year.  You can see more of his wonderful work on his website here.

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Read more about the Audubon Mural Project and all the endangered species represented in the murals on the Audubon website. (

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…and Happy National Bird Day!  Let’s all work to help save these beautiful creatures from extinction.

And don’t forget Draw-a-Bird Day, the 8th of each month, is coming up again on Friday!

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31 responses to “National Bird Day”

  1. corinnebekker says :

    Wow, that looks awesome. Thanks for bringing the draw-a-bird-day to my attention. I may just join you on that.:-)

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    National Bird Day?! I had no idea! Wow, those murals are really tremendous. Thanks for posting this. 💛

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  3. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Beautiful murals :-)! Thanks for sharing your photographs.

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  4. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Amazing murals – so beautiful at that scale.

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  5. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! These are fantastic murals! Thanks for sharing these Kerfe! 🙂

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  6. M.R. Emberson says :

    Wow!!!! His work is amazing!

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    Oh wow, these are so awesome. Thanks do much for sharing these incredible paintings and the links to the artists.

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  8. Jodi says :

    Wowza! Gotta love NY!


  9. Teresa Robeson says :

    I love murals! I admire people who can draw that large. Thanks for taking pictures of these and sharing them with us!

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  10. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    What an amazing tour!! That’s so much for sharing this!! Really beautiful and magical. Happy National Bird Day!! 🐦😃

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  11. merrildsmith says :

    These birds are spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    The murals are truly amazing!

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