It’s a crowing good time this winter as a crow has taken up residence in the Vancouver International Airport.
Sarah Meaghan posted to social media after finding the bird up in the rafters of the main terminal on Friday, but this crow – or one just like it – has been a fixture at YVR all winter long.
— Sarah Meaghan (@sarahmeaghang) January 14, 2019
Sheila Malcolmson, former NDP MP on Vancouver Island now running for the provincial seat in the upcoming Nanaimo byelection, found the bird fluttering around a (now wrapped up) raven statue in December, while another Twitter user caught it keeping hydrated at an airport fountain in November.
Know you’re back in BC when…
there’s wildlife in the Vancouver airport. Check out the #YVR crow!
— Sheila Malcolmson (@s_malcolmson) November 25, 2018
There is a crow drinking out of the fountain inside the terminal at YVR. How did you end up in here?? pic.twitter.com/S6g4jHP61B
— Ringleaderofnothing (@mischievousnose) November 4, 2018
The last time a crow moved into YVR was in June, but the airport says it “occasionally” deals with feathered visitors.
“The open architecture inside the building allows the birds to find their way to almost any area within the terminal,” a statement on the airport’s website reads.
“The birds typically find their way out on their own. However, some opt to stay.”
A sign near the Raven artwork in the domestic departures terminal asks visitors to “refrain from feeding the crow.”
“The crow is welcome to enjoy the space during its visit but its excrement can cause damage to our beautiful artwork,” the sign reads.