Norman Bird Sanctuary invites the community for the unique opportunity to experience the world-renowned “Lost Bird Project” sculptures accompanied by artist Todd McGrain at Artists in Paradise on Saturday, July 20th.

The five bronze sculptures, each memorializing an extinct North American bird, arrived at Norman Bird Sanctuary last September as part of the organization’s pilot artist residency featuring sculptor and documentary filmmaker Todd McGrain and several other artists.

This July, McGrain will return to the sanctuary to engage tour groups with the fascinating details of each sculpture and encourage guests to learn from their stories and conservation efforts.

Following the tours, guests will have the opportunity to fold origami birds as souvenirs and enjoy complimentary wood-fired pizza and signature cocktails overlooking the ocean and Norman Bird Sanctuary’s rolling fields filled with more than 300 nest boxes. 

The proceeds from Artists in Paradise directly support Norman Bird Sanctuary’s artist residency, “The Mabel Residency,” which seeks to provide the time and space for artists of exceptional talent to make work inspired by the landscape.

Adults $40, Children (3-12 years): $10, Under 3: Free

(4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Sculpture tours at 4:00, 4:30, and 5:00 p.m.

Learn more and register at: NormanBirdSanctuary.org/artists-in-paradise

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