List of U.S. state birds facts

This is a list of U.S. state birds.

State State bird Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Yellowhammer
aka Northern Flicker
(state bird)
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker-27527.jpg 1927
Wild Turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1980
Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus Denali National Park Ptarmigan.jpg 1955
Arizona Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus
brunneicapillus
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus 20061226.jpg 1973
Arkansas Mockingbird
aka Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1929
California California Quail Callipepla californica Callipepla californica1.jpg 1931
Colorado Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys IMG 7043 lark bunting.jpg 1931
Connecticut American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin at Beacon Hill Park.jpg 1943
Delaware Blue Hen Chicken Gallus gallus BlueHenChicken.jpg 1939
District of Columbia Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Hylocichla mustelina (cropped).jpg 1938
Florida Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1927
Georgia Brown Thrasher (state bird) Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher-27527-2.jpg 1928
Bobwhite Quail (state game bird) Colinus virginianus Virginiawachtel 2007-06-16 065.jpg 1970
Hawaii Nēnē
or Hawaiian Goose
Branta sandvicensis Branta sandvicensis -WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England-8a.jpg 1957
Idaho Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Mountain Bluebird.jpg 1931
Illinois Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1928
Indiana Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1933
Iowa Eastern Goldfinch
aka American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis Carduelis-tristis-002.jpg 1933
Kansas Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1933
Kentucky Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1942
Louisiana Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Brown pelican - natures pics.jpg 1966
Maine Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla Poecile-atricapilla-001.jpg 1927
Maryland Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula BaltimoreOriole23.jpg 1947
Massachusetts Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla Poecile-atricapilla-001.jpg 1941
Wild Turkey
(state game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1991
Michigan American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin KSC01pp1005.jpg 1931
Minnesota Common Loon Gavia immer Common Loon head sideways.jpg 1961
Mississippi Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1944
Wood duck
(state waterfowl)
Aix sponsa Brautente Wood Duck Aix sponsa.jpg 1974
Missouri Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis EasternbluebirdB9.jpg 1927
Montana Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1941
Nebraska Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1929
Nevada Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Mountain Bluebird.jpg 1967
New Hampshire Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus Purple Finch.jpg 1957
New Jersey Eastern Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Goldfinch tgo.jpg 1935
New Mexico Roadrunner
aka Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus Geococcyx californianus.jpg 1949
New York Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis EasternbluebirdB9.jpg 1970
North Carolina Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1943
North Dakota Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1970
Ohio Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1933
Oklahoma Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Scissortailedfly700.JPG 1951
Oregon Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1927
Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus Bonasa-umbellus-001edit1.jpg 1931
Rhode Island Rhode Island Red Chicken Gallus gallus Rhode Island Red.jpg 1954
South Carolina Northern Mockingbird
(former state bird)
Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1939 -
1948
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina Wren 2.jpg 1948
Wild Turkey
(state wild game bird)
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey eastern us.jpg 1976
South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Phasianus colchicus 2 tom (Lukasz Lukasik).jpg 1943
Tennessee Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 01 cropped.jpg 1933
Bobwhite Quail
(state wild game bird)
Colinus virginianus Virginiawachtel 2007-06-16 065.jpg 1987
Texas Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos adult 02 cropped.jpg 1927
Utah California Gull Larus californicus CaliforniaGull23.jpg 1955
Vermont Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Hermitthrush63.jpg 1941
Virginia Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1950
Washington Willow Goldfinch
aka American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis Carduelis-tristis-001.jpg 1951
West Virginia Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Cardinal.jpg 1949
Wisconsin American Robin Turdus migratorius American Robin 2006.jpg 1949
Wyoming Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta WesternMeadowlark23.jpg 1927
Guam Guam Rail Gallirallus owstoni Guam rail.gif  ?
Northern Mariana Islands Mariana Fruit-dove Ptilinopus roseicapilla Stavenn Ptilinopus roseicapilla 01.jpg  ?
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis PuertoRicanSpindalis.jpg  ?
U.S. Virgin Islands Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Bananaquits.jpg 1970

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