We spotted this Seagull enjoying a day at the beach in Wells, Maine over the weekend.  Seeing him made us wonder if perhaps he was a State Bird and if so, what birds are representative of each State in the US?  We compiled a list of State birds of the United States so that you can quickly look up your State and find the bird that has been designated to represent your State.  Enjoy:)

1)  Alabama: Yellowhammer/Northern Flicker
2)  Alaska: Willow Ptarmigan
3)  Arizona: Cactus Wren
4)  Arkansas: Northern Mockingbird
5)  California: California Quail
6)  Colorado: Lark Bunting
7)  Connecticut: American Robin
8)  Delaware: Delaware Blue Hen (Chicken)
9)  District of Columbia (Washington, DC): Wood Thrush
10)  Florida: Northern Mockingbird
Georgia: Brown Thrasher
12) Hawaii: Nene (Hawaiian Goose)
Idaho: Mountain Bluebird
14) Illinois: Northern Cardinal
15) Iowa: American Goldfinch
16) Indiana: Northern Cardinal
17) Kansas: Western Meadowlark
18) Kentucky: Northern Cardinal
19) Louisiana: Brown Pelican
20) Maine: Black-capped Chicadee
21) Maryland: Baltimore Oriole
22) Massachusetts: Black-Capped Chickadee
23) Michigan: American Robin
24) Minnesota: Common Loon

25) Mississippi: Northern Mockingbird
26) Missouri: Eastern Bluebird
Montana: Western Meadowlark
28) Nebraska: Western Meadowlark
29) Nevada: Mountain Bluebird
30) New Hampshire: Purple Finch
31) New Jersey: American Goldfinch
32) New Mexico: Greater Roadrunner
33) New York: Eastern Bluebird
34) North Carolina: Northern Cardinal
35) North Dakota: Western Meadowlark
36) Ohio: Northern Cardinal
37) Oklahoma: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
38) Oregon: Western Meadowlark
39) Pennsylvania: Ruffed Grouse
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Red (Chicken)
41) South Carolina: Carolina Wren
42) South Dakota: Ring-necked Pheasant
43) Tennessee: Northern Mockingbird
44) Texas: Northern Mockingbird
45) Utah: California Gull
46) Vermont: Hermit Thrush
47) Virginia: Northern Cardinal
Washington: American Goldfinch
49) West Virginia: Northern Cardinal
50) Wisconsin: American Robin
Wyoming: Western Meadowlark

Once you've found your State Bird, think about how often you've seen it in your area.  Notice that several birds (Northern Cardinal, Western Meadowlark) are named by several states.  We wonder just how prevalent many of these birds are in their "home" states.  

Feel free to leave comments and observations below.



    Jacqueline Totten is a bird lover whose backyard is a true haven for many different wild birds, squirrels, deer, rabbits, fox and an occasional bear.  She keeps the local Feed & Grain in business during the winter months with the amount of bird seed purchased.


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