Members of Team Barn Swallow and Team Western Grebe aren't celebrating today.
The results of Vancouver's second city bird election are in, and the winner is the Peregrine Falcon.
That species topped the polls with 115,164 votes, or 41 percent of the total ballots cast.
With 91,379 votes, or 34 percent, the Western Grebe placed second in the election, a city hall social-media-marketing exercise that raises awareness of birds.
Meanwhile, the Barn Owl (37,727 votes, or 14 percent) and the Barn Swallow (23,404 votes, or nine percent) took third and last place, respectively.
A total of 267,674 votes was recorded.
Only these four rare birds were approved to run in this year's election, which allowed anyone to vote multiple times online and at physical polling stations.
The Peregrine Falcon will take over from the reigning official city bird, the Black-Capped Chickadee, in the new year.
The Black-Capped Chickadee won its mandate with 277,924 votes, more than twice that netted by the Peregrine Falcon.