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Bird-Watching Projects for Kids


State Birds Bird-Watching Project

There's a lot to learn about your state -- the State Birds Bird-Watching Project will help you learn about your state bird.

What You'll Need:

  • Field guide to birds

Find out what your official state bird is from the list below. Why do you think that bird was selected? Which bird is the state bird for seven states?

Learn about your state bird from a field guide to birds. Then, whenever you're out hiking, watch for your bird. Can you find any other state birds where you live?

  • Alabama Yellowhammer
  • Alaska Willow ptarmigan
  • Arizona Cactus wren
  • Arkansas Mockingbird
  • California California valley quail
  • Colorado Lark bunting
  • Connecticut American robin
  • Delaware Blue hen chicken
  • District of Columbia Wood thrush
  • Florida Mockingbird
  • Georgia Brown thrasher
  • Hawaii Hawaiian goose
  • Idaho Mountain bluebird
  • Illinois Cardinal
  • Indiana Cardinal
  • Iowa Eastern goldfinch
  • Kansas Western meadowlark
  • Kentucky Cardinal
  • Louisiana Eastern brown pelican
  • Maine Chickadee
  • Maryland Baltimore oriole
  • Massachusetts Chickadee
  • Michigan Robin
  • Minnesota Common loon
  • Mississippi Mockingbird
  • Missouri Bluebird
  • Montana Western meadowlark
  • Nebraska Western meadowlark
  • Nevada Mountain bluebird
  • New Hampshire Purple finch
  • New Jersey Eastern goldfinch
  • New Mexico Roadrunner
  • New York Bluebird
  • North Carolina Cardinal
  • North Dakota Western meadowlark
  • Ohio Cardinal
  • Oklahoma Scissor-tailed flycatcher
  • Oregon Western meadowlark
  • Pennsylvania Ruffed grouse
  • Rhode Island Rhode Island red
  • South Carolina Carolina wren
  • South Dakota Chinese ring-necked pheasant
  • Tennessee Mockingbird
  • Texas Mockingbird
  • Utah Seagull
  • Vermont Hermit thrush
  • Virginia Cardinal
  • Washington Willow goldfinch
  • West Virginia Cardinal
  • Wisconsin Robin
  • Wyoming Meadowlark

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