US State Birds

State Birds List

Each state in the US has an officially designated state bird. All of the official state birds have been voted in by the local legislature, and represents the spirit of that state. Each of the 50 States chooses a bird that is local to its state.

So, next time you are out on a walk in your state or even visiting a different state, keep an eye out to see if you can find the official state bird! 

Click on any one of the birds below to learn more details. You’ll learn all about the habits, when it was adopted as the official state bird, what it eats, and even what song the bird sings!

State

State Bird Image

State Bird Name

Yellowhammer bird
Yellowhammer AKA Northern Flicker
Willow Ptarmigan
Mockingbird the state bird of Texas
Cactus Wren
Northern Mockingbird
California Quail
California Valley Quail
Lark Bunting
American Robin
American Robin
Delaware bird- Blue Hen Chicken
Blue Hen Chicken
Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher Bird
Brown Thrasher
Nene bird
Nene
mountain bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Cardinal, the state bird of Kentucky
Cardinal
Cardinal state bird
Cardinal
Eastern Goldfinch
Eastern Goldfinch
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Cardinal, the state bird of Kentucky
Cardinal
Eastern Brown Pelican
black-capped chickadee
Chickadee
Baltimore oriole the state bird of Maryland
Baltimore Oriole
Massachusetts chickadee
Chickadee
American robin
Robin
Common loon
Common Loon
Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Bluebird
Bluebird
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
mountain bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Purple finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Eastern Goldfinch
Roadrunner
Roadrunner
Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Cardinal state bird
Cardinal
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Cardinal state bird
Cardinal
Oklahoma state bird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Western Meadowlark
Ruffed Grouse
Rhode Island Red State Bird
Rhode Island Red Hen
South Carolina State Bird Wren
Carolina Wren
Ring-necked Pheasant
Mockingbird state bird
Mockingbird
Mockingbird state bird
Mockingbird
Ring-billed Gull
Vermont state bird Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Cardinal state bird
Cardinal
Goldfinch
Willow Goldfinch
Cardinal
American Robin
Robin
Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
 Webmaster Notes:The pages shown depicting the official 50 US State birds were drawn from : "Audubon's Birds of America" an 1840 "First Octavo Edition" of John J. Audubon's complete seven volume text.Within the text you will see many names in capital letters. This was the convention that Audubon himself used in his text to set off proper names. We have preserved this convention in our text. Due to the inability of the ASCII character set to print Greek letters, the Greek words that Audubon used in his Family and Genus descriptions have been "Latinized": the letters delta-iota-sigma, for example, have become [dis]; the square brackets indicate that the editors have made this change.A special thank-you goes to Mr. Richard Buonanno, who originally converted the Bird's of America complete text, with references, to HTML format. The 50states.com website utilizes 29 files from Mr. Buonanno's collection