Our 50 State Birds

Here are some fun facts about our 50 state birds:

One of our state birds is not even a recognized breed (click here to see which one!).



One of them is the sixth most endangered waterfowl species in the world!

One of them is actually a chicken!

There are about 800 species of wild birds in North America and only 28 different birds representing the 50 states.

Do you know what your state bird is? Do you know where to find it?

There are many interesting facts included in the pages listed below

  • Photographs
  • Identification tips
  • Where to find them
  • How to attract them
  • A few fun facts
  • ...and more.
Alabama Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker) Colaptes auratus
Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
Arizona Cactus Wren Toxostoma rufum
Arkansas Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
California California Quail Callipepla californica
Colorado Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Connecticut American Robin Turdus migratorius
Delaware Blue-Hen-Chicken
Florida Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Georgia Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Hawaii Nene, or Hawaiian Goose Branta sandwicensis
Idaho Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Illinois Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Indiana Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Iowa American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Kansas Western Meadowlark Carduelis tristis
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 Carduelis tristis
Nebraska Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
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
New Jersey American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
North Carolina Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
North Dakota Western Meadowlark Carduelis tristis
Ohio Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Oklahoma Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Oregon Western Meadowlark Carduelis tristis
Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Rhode Island Rhode Island Red Gallus gallus domesticus
South Carolina Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
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 Carduelis tristis


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