Andrew Bird
Personal information
Birth nameAndrew David Bird
Born (1967-03-17) 17 March 1967 (age 56)
Greymouth, New Zealand
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Coxed four
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1986 Nottingham Coxed four

Andrew David Bird (born 17 March 1967) is a former New Zealand rowing cox who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Bird was born in Greymouth, New Zealand, in 1967.[1] He won bronze in the coxed four along with George Keys, Greg Johnston, Ian Wright and Chris White. In 1986 Bird won silver medals in the coxed four at both the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and the World Rowing Championships in Nottingham.[2] In 1987 he coxed the men's eight at the World Championships in Denmark.

He lives in Wellington where he is the principal of Kelburn Normal primary school.[3] His daughter, Lucy Bird, won gold as a coxswain for the women's premier eight at the 2016 New Zealand rowing nationals.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Andrew Bird". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Men's Coxed Four – Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ Edwards, Simon (9 November 2015). "Muritai Principal Andrew Bird selected as Woolf Fisher Fellow". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ Edwards, Simon (29 February 2016). "Petone rowers' national success includes rare Red Coat for young cox". Hutt News. Retrieved 4 July 2021.