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The Bin Chicken Trail

Brisbane

Love them or loathe them, the Australian White Ibis (Threskiornic Molucca for our ornithological readers) is often referred to as Brisbane’s unofficial mascot, and now we have The Bin Chicken Trail in Brisbane to honour them.

One Brisbane artist is making the humble ibis a celebrity around town, with more than a dozen of his unique and beautiful metal Binny sculptures dotted across Greater Brisbane to be enjoyed.

Here’s where to spot a number of them!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

XXXX Binny, Milton
Complete with tinny in hand, this Binny watches the world go by from the Castlemaine Perkins rooftop! 
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Barber Binny, Sherwood
Scissors at the ready, Barber Binny sits atop Black Book Barber on Sherwood Road - but look sharp or you'll miss him. Pop in for a trim while you're there!
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Vet Binny, Redcliffe
Stethospcope is poised for your pet's next appointment at one of Redcliffe's veterinary clinics! 
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Burger Binny, Hamilton
This hungry Binny keeps watch for all the spoils in the garden of this private residence.
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Knight Binnies, Bracken Ridge
No banjos in sight, these Binnies are most likely dueling over who gets first dibs on the council bins.
Find these Binnies here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Accountant Binny, Oxley
Not one for technology, this Binny is ready to do your taxes even when his calculator runs out of battery!
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Tattoo Binny, Sherwood
Adorned in his own tatts, this arty Binny likes to bring colour and joy to those who like ink.
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Car Wash Binny, Oxley
Bet this Binny cleans up at a wet feather competition! Duck in for a quick clean of your car while you're there.
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Antique Binny, Sherwood
A dapper chappy who likes to strut out in style, this Binny feels quite at home around antiques and collectables.
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Architect Binny, Ascot
With compass in position and a handle on the lay of the land, this Binny will point you in the right direction.
Find this Binny here!

The Bin Chicken Trail, Brisbane, Queensland, white ibis, metal binny art, street art

Green Thumb Binny
Early or not, this Binny will have no problem getting the worm, surrounded by so many beautiful gardens.
Find this Binny Here!

There are also Binnys that reside in Wellington Point, Coopers Plains, Newstead and even in Bundaberg, with plans for more on the way.

More affectionately known as bin chickens, these native Australian birds do earn their place in the animal food chain, preying on the likes of small insects and grubs that otherwise cause harm to many important eco-systems.

But, it’s when our urban sprawl takes over their natural habitats of grasslands, wetlands and swampy mudflats that the balancing apple cart of ‘who lives where’ tips over. And the bin chickens swoop to enjoy the spoils!

Nice to know – You can order your very own custom-made Binny for your home or business, with proceeds going towards supporting wildlife conservation charities. Click HERE to enquire.

Need to know – There are a couple of Binnys that are within private residences, with all the others the property of businesses. Please be mindful of this when you’re on the trail spotting them. 

By Danella Perrins

We love that we get to share the many hidden gems of Brisbane with you! Remember to tag #MustDoBrisbane on your socials when you spot these arty bin chickens.

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