Search and Learn: The State Birds of the US


Each US state has designated a bird that represents the state. This tradition of bird selection for this purpose dates back all the way to 1927, when seven states began by choosing their state birds. The states were Alabama, Florida, Missouri, Maine, Texas, Oregon, and Wyoming, and their respective state birds were the Yellowhammer, the Northern Mockingbird, the Eastern Bluebird, the Black-capped Chickadee, the Northern Mockingbird, and the Western Meadowlark. Certain birds are chosen as the official state birds of any given state based on their appearance or their significance to the state and its history. The US has a long history of using birds as symbols, and this is seen no better than the bald eagle having been used as part of the Great Seal of the US for the first time on June 20, 1782. The following is a resource list of all the state birds of the 50 states in the Union.

Alabama

  • Woodpecker of Alabama: Web page that explains how the Yellowhammer is a type of woodpecker and also the state bird of Alabama.

Alaska

Arizona

  • The Cactus Wren Explained: Web page that offers information about the predators that hunt the Cactus Wren, along with photos of it.

Arkansas

  • Mockingbird Revealed: Web page that features several pictures of the mockingbird and extensive information on what it eats and how it behaves.

California

Colorado

  • Lark Bunting Specifics: Web page that specializes in birds offers vital information on this bird, such as its call and its habitat.

Connecticut

  • American Robin Resource Page: Web page that provides visitors with several authoritative links to websites with information on the American Robin.

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

  • Brown Thrasher Facts: Details on a myriad of Brown Thrasher factors are revealed, including its feeding habits and its coloration.

Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Goose Fact Page: Informative web page on the goose provides information on its ecology, range, population statistics, and threats it faces.

Idaho

  • Mountain Bluebird Resource: Web page that offers information on the Mountain Bluebird’s natural history and its distribution, along with a picture of it.

Illinois

  • Write-up: Write-up on the Northern Cardinal that features facts on its diet, range, and mating and reproduction rites.

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

  • State Bird Vote: Details on how the Western Meadowlark became the state bird of Kansas, which was by a vote of schoolchildren.

Kentucky

  • Northern Cardinal Stats: Stats on the Northern Cardinal include information on its diet, where it lives, and what its predators are.

Louisiana

  • Brown Pelican Webpage: Facts about the state bird are presented, such as what its behavior is and what it looks like.

Maine

Maryland

  • Identifying an Oriole: Web page that is dedicated to helping visitors correctly identify the Oriole by sight.

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Robins in Spring: Information on the American Robin and how it emerges during spring time is featured on this web page.

Minnesota

  • Common Loon Conservation: Web page features conservation information for this state bird, including challenges to its survival.

Mississippi

Missouri

  • Eastern Bluebird Descriptions: Web page that features the basics on the Eastern Bluebird, everything from its physical description to its vocalizations.

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) Facts: From the Ruffed Grouse Society comes information about the Pennsylvania state bird includes information about its population, range, and physical description.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming