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FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO A GLOBAL ART PROJECT

Metalbird grew from a New Zealand Street Art Project I started back in 2009. I created and installed cool metal bird silhouettes around my neighbourhood just for fun. People loved them, wanted them and 10 years later Metalbird has become a global art project.

With the simple tap of a hammer, this beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouette will transform your backyard, garden or environment into a work of art and put smiles on faces for years to come.

Producing locally and ethically is important to us. Each bird is proudly cut then crafted in a small family owned NZ factory out of premium 11-Gauge Corten Steel.

We love what we do. We hope it shows.

Welcome to the project.

Author Signature

Phil Walters - Creator of Metalbird

MADE WITH LOVE

Guys Polishing of Metalbirds

BY THE BEST

We don’t cut corners on getting the best people who care most to make and finish the birds exactly the way we want them.

Person holding a Metalbird

WITH CORTEN STEEL

Over the years we’ve tried everything in our quest to find the perfect Metalbird material and Corten® Steel is it. It’s used in high-end architecture for good reason.

Woman Hammering a Metalbird to a tree

TO AGE WELL

Exposed to the elements, within weeks Corten® Steel develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It just gets better and better.

Guys Polishing of Metalbirds

BY THE BEST

We don’t cut corners on getting the best people who care most to make and finish the birds exactly the way we want them.

SHOP THE BIRDS

Person holding a Metalbird

WITH CORTEN STEEL

Over the years we’ve tried everything in our quest to find the perfect Metalbird material and Corten® Steel is it. It’s used in high-end architecture for good reason.

SHOP THE BIRDS

Woman Hammering a Metalbird to a tree

TO AGE WELL

Exposed to the elements, within weeks Corten® Steel develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It just gets better and better.

SHOP THE BIRDS

OUR SUSTAINABLE COMPANY

Doing the right thing by our customers, staff, suppliers and the environment is super important to us.

To start with, we make and ship locally. Our Corten® Steel is NZ made with over 70% recycled content. On top of that, all scrap steel from our manufacturing process is recycled. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard with biodegradable inks and our goal is to be carbon negative by 2021.

We’re also proud to help sustain our bird-supporting communities all over the world.

  • We help NZ’s Forest & Bird do their urgent protection work.
  • We support the conservation work of Ducks Unlimited Canada.
  • We helped Birdlife Australia in the wake of the devastating bushfires.
  • We drew attention to threatened Godwit breeding grounds with a giant Metalbird in The Netherlands.
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