As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 12 May 2014

Black-Capped Chickadee voted Vancouver’s official bird

By Christine Tam Global News

The Black-Capped Chickadee has been named Vancouver’s official bird for 2015, beating out the flock of competitors by a landslide.
The winning bird rose to feathered fame during the city’s weeks-long competition that invited Vancouverites to vote online.

More than 700,000 votes poured in for the bird competition, which ended with a grand announcement at the Vancouver Public Library Saturday night to cap off Bird Week.

The Black-Capped Chickadee captured 39 per cent of the votes, beating out the Varied Thrush, who had 29 per cent.

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