In search of The Birds

Albuquerque bird graffiti
Near Haines and Sixth NE in Albuquerque. Sadly, it has been painted over since this was taken in January.

By John Fleck

The Better Burque Commission on Public Art (BBCOPA) needs your help.

We hope to map the location of The Birds, as seen above. We have found four, including the one above, seen in January on the side of an old industrial building along the railroad tracks near the intersection of Haines and Sixth NE.

Time is of the essence. One (the one near Haines and Sixth seen above) has already been painted over. We also saw a City of Albuquerque SeeClickFix report requesting that a fifth be painted over.

If you see one, let us know (with location information) in the comments below.

bird graffiti
In the flood control channel off of Cutler, just east of Carlisle.
bird graffiti
Yale south of Silver. Note drips of paint across the beak – someone has repainted the wall above, being careful to preserve The Bird.
bird graffiti
Keleher north of Lomas. Note shorter beak.

 

Update: A reader via Twitter has passed along the following at the Rio Bravo Blvd. over the Rio Grande:

 

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