Birdhouses ‘For the Birds’ at Brooklyn Botanic Garden




‘Habitat’ by Mary Frank – Shakespeare Garden.

For the Birds is a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series inspired by the Garden’s resident birds, as well as For the Birds: The Birdsong Project,” a multialbum set of original recordings celebrating birds by 200-plus artists, compiled by Randall Poster.

Through both scientific and artistic lenses, For the Birds explores the connections between birds and plants.

The artist-made birdhouses are installed throughout the Garden as part of ‘For the Birds.’ Use this Link of the exhibition map to explore and locate each birdhouse.

Trust Me Downy by Ellen Van Dusen ~ Rose Garden

For the Birds is centered around a Garden-wide outdoor exhibition of dozens of site-specific birdhouses created by artists of international renown. Inspired by bird species in residence at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, each birdhouse provides an opportunity to learn more about birds and their habitats through the eyes of artists working with a variety of materials and points of view.

Fly South, Studio Barnes; Bluebell Wood

There are more than 30 creations. Below are just a few.

100 Martin Inn, roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors: Stephen Alesch & Robin Stander ~ Water Garden


Safe Space, Amy Ritter, Plant Family Collection


The Nest Egg, Such Reddy ~ Overlook


United Birds of America (E Pluribus Unum), Julie Peppito ~ Plant Family Collection

‘For the Birds’ will be on view from June 11 through October 23, 2022.

Take a look at For the Birds: The Birdsong Project on YouTube below

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located at 990 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn.