Kids’ Spot: San Francisco Bay Area Bird Encounters
Kids' Spot: Bird Encounters
San Francisco Bay Area Bird Encounters is an interactive children’s play area featuring work by artist Walter Kitundu. The handmade mural and benches feature local birds such as Red-tailed Hawks, Anna’s Hummingbirds, herons, egrets, and others found throughout the Bay Area. The birds, which are printed on wood and inlaid into the mural, are derived from photographs by the artist. At the mural’s center is a large Golden-crowned Sparrow whose wings double as a musical instrument. The wing feathers are xylophone tines tuned to the notes of the sparrows’ song. The benches, in the shape of wings, are also xylophone tines tuned to the sparrows’ song.
This work is dedicated to Dr. Peter Ayubi Kitundu, who passed away as the mural was nearing completion.
Located post-security in Terminal 2, Boarding Area D, near Gate D7, San Francisco Bay Area Bird Encounters is sure to delight kids and adults alike.