State Birds



National Bird:

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus ieuccephalus)

State birds.

Every state in the union has a bird as its official bird.

Northern cardinals rank number one as the official bird of seven different states.

The Northern mocking bird is a popular one as is the Western meadowlark.

Alabama -- Yellowhammer or Northern Flicker - (Colaptes auratus)

Alaska -- Willow Ptarmigan -( Lagopus lagopus )

Arizona -- Cactus Wren - (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Arkansas -- Northern Mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos )

California -- California Quail - (Callipepla californica)

Colorado -- Lark Bunting - (Calamospiza melanocorys)

Connecticut -- American Robin - (Turdus migratorius)

Delaware -- Blue Hen Chicken - domestic (Gallus gallus)

District of Columbia -- Wood Thrush - (Hylocichla mustelina)

Florida -- Northern Mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos )

Georgia -- Brown Thrasher - (Toxostoma rufum)

Hawaii -- Nene - (Branta sandvicensis )

Idaho -- Mountain Bluebird - (Sialia currucoides )

Illinois -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Indiana -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis )

Iowa -- American Goldfinch - (Carduelis tristis )

Kansas -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta)

Kentucky -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Louisiana -- Brown Pelican - (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Maine -- Black-capped Chickadee - (Poecile atricapilla)

Maryland -- Baltimore Oriole - (Icterus galbula)

Massachusetts -- Black-capped Chickadee - (Poecile atricapilla)

Michigan -- American Robin - (Turdus migratorius)

Minnesota -- Common Loon - (Gavia immer)

Mississippi -- Northern Mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos)

Missouri -- Eastern Bluebird - (Sialia sialis)

Montana -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta)

Nebraska -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta )

Nevada -- Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides

New Hampshire -- Purple Finch - (Carpodacus purpureus)

New Jersey -- American Goldfinch - (Carduelis tristis)

New Mexico -- Greater Roadrunner - (Geococcyx californianus)

New York -- Eastern Bluebird - (Sialia sialis)

North Carolina -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis )

North Dakota -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta )

Ohio -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Oklahoma -- Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - (Tyrannus forficatus)

Oregon -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta)

Pennsylvania -- Ruffed Grouse - (Bonasa umbellus )

Rhode Island -- Rhode Island Red - domestic chicken - (Gallus gallus)

South Carolina -- Carolina Wren - (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

South Dakota -- Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) Introduced species

Tennessee -- Northern Mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos )

Texas -- Northern Mockingbird - (Mimus polyglottos)

Utah -- California Gull - (Larus californicus)

Vermont -- Hermit Thrush - (Catharus guttatus)

Virginia -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Washington -- American Goldfinch - (Carduelis tristis)

West Virginia -- Northern Cardinal - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Wisconsin -- American Robin - (Turdus migratorius )

Wyoming -- Western Meadowlark - (Sturnella neglecta)

There you have it, a complete list of state birds.

I find it interesting that some birds are domestic chickens and non native.

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