Other Bird Statues (page 5)

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Tulsa, OK
Bristow, OK
This Penguin in Tulsa was installed in 2002 during the Penguins on Parade community art project. The six-foot-tall statues were purchased and decorated by local businesses to benefit the Tulsa Zoo. The zoo had just added an African Black-footed Penguin exhibit. There were about 100 of these statues installed, most of them in Tulsa. This statue is located in front of the M&M Lumber Co. The statue is known as "Handy." For more, see this website. [map]

This Penguin in Bristow is another statue from the Penguins on Parade art project. This one is painted in the Bristow High School football team's colors of purple and gold. It is located at Crown Auto World and known as "Sam the Salesman." [map]

Cut Bank, MT
This 27-foot-tall Penguin was built in 1989 from reinforced concrete. It originally had a speaker inside which played a recorded message: "Welcome to Cut Bank, Coldest Spot in the Nation!" That stopped working in 2004. In 2013, a 17-foot-tall replica of the statue was built in Innisfree, AB for the filming of the "Cut Bank" movie. That statue still stands. For more, see this website. [map]

Penguin Park
Kansas City, MO
Penguin Park is a children's public playground. It has been here since at least the 1970s and features a 23 feet tall penguin and a 26 feet tall kangaroo. There is also a penguin water fountain, an elephant slide and a giraffe statue. The penguin was once a slide but has been modified. For more, see this website. [map]

More Penguins:
Platteville, CO
Tipp City, OH
Reading, PA [gone]
Lyon, France
Hokkaido, Japan

Reading, PA
This Distelfink statue is installed at the Heritage Center. It was created in 1984 by Ramon Lago. The statue is about six feet tall and 11 feet long and made of cast aluminum and stainless steel. This stylized bird is frequently used by the Pennsylvania Dutch to represent happiness and good luck. Distelfink is German for Thistle Finch. These photos are from 2009. The statue was repainted in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Owl [gone]
Orem, UT
Jacksonville, FL
Owl Club
Salmon, ID
The Owl in Orem was located in front of the Roll Up Crepe Cafe. It was built for the restaurant in 2011. The statue was seven feet tall and was made of foam covered with fiberglass and paint. It was created by Trijsten Leach who also built a realistic tree sculpture inside the Cafe. The statue was still there in 2016 but gone by 2018. For more, see this website.

The 25-foot-tall, bronze Owl statue in Jacksonville is intalled on a corner of the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library. The Owl stands on top of two books and represents Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom who could transform herself into an owl. The gold lockplate with a keyhole and the key also symbolize wisdom. The sculpture was created by Larry Kirkland and installed in 2005. [map]

The Owl Club in Salmon features an owl riddled with arrows. I suspect it has been here since at least the 1970s. [map]

Snowy Owl
Parker, CO
This Snowy Owl sculpture was installed in O'Brien Park in 2022. It was created by Stephen Landis. It is one of many temporary sculptures in town which are for sale. [map]

Owl Cafe
Albuquerque, NM
The Owl Cafe was built in the 1980s. The building is topped with a 20-foot-tall owl's head. The restaurant was a franchise location of the original Owl Cafe in San Antonio, NM which opened in 1949. I don't believe that restaurant had an owl on top of the building. In 2004 and 2005, two more Owl Cafe locations were built in Albuquerque. For more, see this website. [map]

More Owls:
Hoot Hoot Ice Cream: 1, 2, 3 (South Gate, CA) [vintage; gone]
Burrowing Owls (Leader, SK)

Lawrence, KS
The Jayhawk is a mythical bird which combines the blue jay and the sparrow hawk. It is the University of Kansas mascot. These five bronze sculptures were created by Robin Richerson of Icon Artworks in 2019. They are three feet tall and depict the changes to the KU mascot from 1912, 1920, 1923, 1929, and 1941. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS
The first Jayhawk sculpture shown above was created by Peter M. Fillerup in 1983. The bronze sculpture is four-and-a-half feet tall and is titled "Kansas Jayhawk." It is installed in front of the Adams Alumni Center. [map]

The second Jayhawk statue shown above represents the current look of the KU mascot which has been used since 1946. It is installed in front of the Kansas Union building and is known as the "Classic Jayhawk." It was created in 2003 along with 30 other, five-foot-tall statues as part of the Jayhawks on Parade project. Each statue had a unique paint job. For more, see this website. [map]

Jayhawk Nest
Lawrence, KS
This bronze Jayhawk Nest sculpture was created by Robin Richerson of Icon Artworks and installed in 2022. [map]

More Jayhawks:
Lawrence, KS

Plant City, FL
Ostrich [gone]
Gillette, WY
This Hawk that is installed in front of Hillsborough Community College is really an eagle statue. But the college is the "Home of the Hawks." The statue has been there since at least 2010. [map]

This Ostrich was installed in front of the News-Record building when I was there in 2008. The sculpture known as "Too Tall Ozzie" was produced by Dollores B. Shelledy. There was a "for sale" sign on the statue when I took this photo above. By 2012, the statue was gone. It appears that this statue was located in Sheridan, WY in 2010. I don't know where it is now.

More Hawks:
Iowa City, IA
Highland Park IL
Leader, SK

More Ostriches:
Boston, MA

Houston, TX
These three Birds are made of steel and concrete and are named "Books of a Feather". They were created by Dixie Friend Gay and are installed in 2017 at the Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library. The sculptures range in size from 12 to 15 feet tall and are covered with glass and ceramic tiles. The tiles have book titles and quotes associated with birds and flight. For more, see this website. [map]

More Birds:
Birds (Miami, FL) [gone]
Seagull (Corinth, NY)
Blackbird (Bristol, VA)
Grouse (Ashern, MB)
Sandpiper (Dorchester, NB) [map]
Hummingbird (Middle Musquodoboit, NB)
Puffins (Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, QC)
Blue Jay (Saint-Joachim, QC) [gone]
American Avocet & Piping Plover (Chaplin, SK)
Woodpecker (Leader, SK)
Galah (Kimba, South Australia)

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Other Birds
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