List of U.S. state birds


List of U.S. state birds

This is a list of U.S. state birds as designated by each state's legislature. The selection of state birds began in 1927, when the legislatures for Alabama, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming selected their state birds. The last state to choose its bird was New York in 1970, although the Eastern Bluebird had beaten the American Robin in a statewide survey 42 years previously. People in states such as Florida [cite web | title= Debate:Is the Florida State Bird a mosquito or the flying cockroach? | date= June, 2006 | url= http://www.city-data.com/forum/florida/5720-debate-florida-state-bird-mosquito-flying.html | accessdate= 2007-07-08] , Minnesota [cite web | last= Gill | first= N.S. | title= Mosquito | publisher= about.com | url= http://minneapolis.about.com/cs/sportsindivout/a/mosquito.htm | accessdate= 2007-07-08] , Maine [cite web | title= Survival Tips - State of Maine Guide | url= http://www.mainelakevacation.com/mainesurvivaltips.shtml | accessdate= 2008-04-07] , and Alaska [cite web | title= Mosquito:State Bird of Alaska | date= October 26, 2006 | url= http://www.webfooted.net/WebNotes/title-Mosquito:-State-Bird-of-Alaska-num-162.html | accessdate= 2007-07-08] sometimes jokingly declare the mosquito to be the unofficial "state bird."

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