Angel Place Birdcages The Forgotten Songs
If you are planning to visit Sydney in the future, remember to visit this place. This is the Angel Place and the most interesting part of this place is the ‘floating’ bird cages. We bet many of you never seen this before even though you travelled to Sydney in this couple of years. Let us share this hidden gem called Angel Place Birdcages with the theme of “The Forgotten Songs”.
The Angel Place is located in between George St and Pitt St near Martin Place in Sydney Central Business District (CBD). We visited Angel Place as it was recommended by Destination New South Wales.
You can find many ‘floating’ bird cages are suspended on top of Angel Place as part of the art installation. This art installation called “The Forgotten Songs” was created and designed by Michael Thomas Hill. It was a temporary art installation from 2008 to 2013 and the local authorities made it permanent up to today.
What is interesting is you hear sounds whenever you walk pass the bird cages. Sadly, we didn’t any videos capturing these beautiful sounds. The Forgotten Songs are the bird calls of fifty birds once heard in central Sydney before the European settlement.
There are different songs during the day and the night. During day time, you will hear the calls of the Eastern Whipbird, Rockwarbler, Regent Honeyeater, Grey Shrike-thrush, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Spotted Pardalote, Brown Gerygone, Jacky Winter, Scarlet Robin, Golden Whistler, Leaden Flycatcher, Dollarbird, White-eared Honeyeater, Superb Lyrebird, Brown Thornbill, Varied Sittella, Brush Cuckoo, Dusky Woodswallow, Eastern Spinebill, White-throated Treecreeper, Little Lorikeet, Mistletoebird, Pallid Cuckoo, Red-browed Finch, Rufous Whistler, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Scarlet Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Southern Emu-wren, Spotted Quail-thrush, Striated Thornbill, Superb Fairy-wren, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Grey Fantail, Variegated Fairy-wren, Whistling Kite, White-browed Scrubwren, White-browed Woodswallow, White-naped Honeyeater, White- throated Gerygone, Wonga Pigeon, Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Yellow- tufted Honeyeater.
At night, you will hear the calls of Australian Owlet-nightjar, Powerful Owl, Southern Boobook, Barn Owl, Tawny Frogmouth and White-throated Nightjar. If you plan to listen to night songs, make sure you are early as there is a club nearby.
Visit The Angel Place either day or night, stand under the birdcages and listen to the calls of the birds. Look up and you will see a whole new world. This story is part of the our 10 Free Things to Do in Sydney story.
The Angel Place BirdCages
Address: Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia