Home tweet home: birdhouses designed by artists – in pictures

One of the few positives from lockdown is the number of city dwellers who connected with urban wildlife during the long days at home. New York-based music supervisor Randall Poster is one of them. He loved listening to birdsong in the quiet city so much that he decided to highlight the birds’ plight as their habitats vanish. With producer Rebecca Reagan, he created For the Birds, a multidisciplinary initiative that includes The Birdsong Project, a 20-LP box set of music and poems to enjoy. If you head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden between now and October, there’s also an installation of 33 artist-built birdhouses. Some are species specific, such as Jessica Maffia’s A Home for Flickers and Nina Cooke John’s Oh Robin!, but all reflect the complex, fragile, migratory lives of the birds. “We hope that visitors will feel the joy of creativity and the inspiration of birds and birdsong,” says Poster.


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