Other Birds (page 1)

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Booming Prairie Chicken
Rothsay, MN
The Booming Prairie Chicken was built in 1976. It is made of concrete over a metal frame by Art Fosse. The statue is 13 feet tall by 18 feet long. Rothsay claims to be the Prairie Chicken Capital of Minnesota. There are large numbers of them roaming the prairies in the area. In early spring, the male prairie chicken performs a mating ritual called "booming" during which he spreads his wings and tail feathers, inflates the orange sacs on either side of his neck, and makes a booming sound. [map]

Topeka, KS
This Wren statue was built in the 1930s from concrete and wire mesh. It was originally installed on top of the WREN radio station in Lawrence, KS. It was originally built to promote Jenny Wren Flour. In 1947, the station moved to Topeka and brought along the wren statue. It was restored and moved to this former fountain in 1993. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Vancouver, BC
These two Sparrow statues were created by Myfanwy MacLeod and are entitled "The Birds." The 16 foot tall male and female sparrows were installed in False Creek Plaza after the 2010 Winter Olympics. The site was used in 2010 as the Olympic Village. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Huron, SD
This Pheasant statue stands on the roof of a building previously used by a liquor store (now vacant). The bird is 28 feet tall and 40 feet long. The ringneck pheasant is made of steel and fiberglass and was erected in 1959. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Redfield, SD
Henry, SD
The fiberglass Pheasant in Redfield is installed one a pole next to the fire department. Redfield claims to be the Pheasant Capital of the World. [map]

The Pheasant in Henry is also known as the "Ten Thousand Pound Pheasant". It was built from cement in 1950. The statue is located on the site of Tinkertown which is now gone. This 1950s photo [thanks Julie Woessner] shows that the statue originally had a Western saddle and was used for photo-ops. A Mule statue stands next to him. [map]

More Pheasant statues:
Regent, ND
Gregory, SD

Quail Family
Oro Valley, AZ
This Quail Family statue group was installed at the entrance to Naranja Park in 2015. Entitled "Quail Trail", it was created by Hirotsume Tashima and Jason Butler with the help of local students. The statues are made of concrete, foam, and steel. For more, see this website. [map]

Odessa, TX
This Falcon sculpture was created by Joe Barrington from welded steel. It was donated in 2011 to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin by the Heritage of Odessa Foundation.

Peregrine Falcon
Fruita, CO
Pigeon [gone]
Denver, CO
Mountain View, CA
This Peregrine Falcon sculpture is entitled "Monument Monarch". It was carved from a cottonwood tree stump by Craig Sherwood in 2003. [map]

This Pigeon statue was installed sometime in or after 2011. These photos are from 2012. By 2014, the building had been demolished and the pigeon statue was gone.

This Parrot statue is located at the Lozano Brushless Car Wash. [map]

More Parrot statues:
Castaway Cove: 1, 2 (Ocean City)

Swan Head
Lakeview, OH
Elk Rapids, MI
This Swan Head is on the property of the Villa Chalets. I believe it has been here since at least the 1970s. This could be a duck, goose or some other bird - I'm open to correction! Does anyone know more about it? [map]

The Swan in Elk Rapids is 15 feet tall. It was built in 1966 to carry Miss Elk Rapids in the Cherry Festival and Harbor Days parades. The statue was then used in various parades and public appearances in the 1970s before being installed here permanently outside the Chamber of Commerce building. [map]

More Swan statues:
Eau Claire, WI
Midland, ON

Holland, MI
Magic Beach Motel
St. Augustine, FL
Flamingo Motel
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Flamingo Motel
Marshalltown, IA
Cafe Hon
Baltimore, MD
This Stork is located at Nelis' Dutch Village.

The Magic Beach Motel features this rooftop flamingo sculpture. It appears to be made of cement. The motel's entrance also features decorative flamingos. [map]

The Flamingo Motel in Wisconsin Dells features a 26 foot tall flamingo. It was produced by FAST. When the statue was originally installed, there was no sign around his legs. For more, see this website. FAST produced another flamingo statue like this for M. Schettl Sales. [map]

The Flamingo Motel in Marshalltown appears to be from the 1950s. I don't know how long this giant flamingo has been here. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cafe Hon pink flamingo is 30 feet tall. It was created by Randall Gornowich and installed in 2002. It is made of chicken wire, wood and bedsheets. The sculpture was probably inspired by the movie "Pink Flamingos" by John Waters, a Baltimore native. [map]

Flamingos & Pelican
Hooper, CO
Westport, OR
These Flamingos and Pelican in Hooper are installed in front of Miss Deb's Sand Castle Cafe. [map]

The wood carved Bird in Westport is located at the Berry Patch restaurant. [map]

More Flamingo statues:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pelican Pete
Pelican Rapids, MN
Pelican Rapids, MN
Pelican Pete is about 15 1/2 feet tall. The statue was built of steel and cement in 1957. It overlooks the Pelican River. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The other Pelican statue in town is a scaled-down version of Pelican Pete. It is located at the Pelican Motel. [map]

More Pelican statues:
Mount Pleasant, SC: 1, 2

Albuquerque, NM
Roadrunner [gone]
Columbus, OH
The Roadrunner in Albuquerque stood in front of Ex-El Co., a spray foam roofing specialist. It appears that this Roadrunner is made of this spray foam material. This statue was evidently inspired by Looney Tunes' Road Runner cartoons. These photos are from 2006 and 2012. By 2014, the business had closed but the statue was still there. [map]

This Roadrunner statue in Columbus was another representation of the Looney Tunes' cartoon character. It was part of a modern advertising campaign for Time Warner Cable's Road Runner High Speed Online service. It was there in 2009 but gone by 2010. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

Alamogordo, NM
This Roadrunner sculpture is made of recycled metal. It was created in the early 1980s. The sculpture is installed in front of a recycling center. [map]

Fort Stockton, TX


This Roadrunner statue is known as Paisano Pete. The fiberglass statue is 11 feet tall and 22 feet long. It was produced by the Creative Display Company in 1979. A wreath is placed around his neck during the Christmas holiday season. The statue was restored in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Las Cruces, NM
This Roadrunner statue was built by Olin Calk in 1993 from trash at the city landfill. The statue is about 20 feet tall and 40 feet long. In 2001, the old materials were replaced and the statue was moved to the rest stop where it is located today. For more, see this website. [map]

More Roadrunner statues:
Glen Ellyn, IL

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