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Keeping track of animals in popular culture.

Beautification is for the Birds

Posted by lisagbrown on August 12, 2008

At a San Diego park, local artists created whimsical birdhouses intended to beautify the neighborhood  — and house feathered friends. Urban Art Trail, the organization behind the project, describes the effort as, “an outdoor bird park designed to house birds displaced by downtown development. Upscale bird residences were created under strict regulations by wildlife experts to ensure the health and safety of specific downtown birds.”

The birdhouses were built with appropriate ventilation and proper sizing for nesting boxes, and the park features plants for the birds to feed on. Check out a write up and additional pictures on the Chronicle Books blog by one of the birdhouse’s designers, Amy Ennis Achaibou.

Photo and birdhouse, “Air Traffic Control” by Amy Ennis Achaibou

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