Can You Guess the Official State Bird of All 50 States?
Cardinals, robins, and wrens, oh my!
Hint: This is a common species present year round in Alabama. You’ll also want to check out these hilarious bird photos.
Hint: This bird is known for having feathered toes and changing from light brown in the summer months to snow white in the winter.
Hint: This white, brown, and black bird was officially adopted at the state bird in 1931. See if you can spot the animals camouflaged in these photos.
Hint: This gray and white bird with an ear-catching tune also appears in the title of a very famous Harper Lee novel.
Hint: This state bird is known for being plump and small. It’s also a very prized game bird.
Hint: This bird is one of America’s favorite songbirds. It’s also in the name of a popular burger joint.
Hint: This state bird is actually a chicken. It’s also the mascot for the University of Delaware. These endangered baby animals are making a comeback.
Hint: The governor declared this the state bird in 1935, it wasn’t publically recognized as the state bird until 1970.
Hint: Hawaii’s state bird is a land bird that is a variety of Hawaiian Goose. It’s claw-like feet and modified wing structure help it adapt to island life.
Hint: This pretty colored bird can be found in the mountains of Idaho. See if you can guess the U.S. state by its flag.
Hint: This very popular red bird is also the state bird for six other states.
Hint: Indiana’s state bird is one of the six other states that share a state bird with Illinois.
Hint: The state bird of Kansas is a familiar songbird. Do you know what it is? See if you can guess the U.S. state from its nickname.
Hint: This bird is known for its “cheer cheer cheer,” “whit-chew whit-chew” and “purdy purdy purdy” whistles.
Answer: Northern Cardinal
Hint: This common backyard bird is a member of the titmouse family.
Hint: Think about the name of the well-known baseball team from Baltimore.
Hint: These birds are often seen pulling up earthworms in your backyard. Check out these U.S. state facts that everyone gets wrong.
Hint: The state bird of Minnesota can be found in and around lakes. They are known for their eerie cries, wails, and yodels.
Hint: This blue and reddish-orange bird has a short tail and chunky body.
Hint: This state bird was actually chosen by Montana’s school children. It has a yellow breast and a black spot on the throat.
Answer: Western Meadowlark
Hint: The bird of this New England state has the color “purple” in its name.
Hint: New Mexico’s state bird is also a popular cartoon that runs really fast.
Hint: New York shares a state bird with Missouri.
Hint: This bird can be spotted on the western side of the continent (from Wisconsin down to Texas and over to the Pacific). It’s also in the same family as blackbirds and Orioles.
Hint: Ohio shares a state bird with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Answer: Northern Cardinal
Hint: This beautiful and graceful state bird is known for its scissortail. See if you can spot the difference between these nearly identical animals.
Hint: You can often find this bird perched on fenceposts in grasslands.
Hint: This bird, sometimes called the partridge, thrives in severe winter weather.
Hint: The state name is also in this bird’s name. This brownish-red bird has white stripes over the eyes.
Hint: This beautiful state bird has iridescent feathers, a red face, and a white stripe around its neck.
Hint: Texas has the same state bird as Tennessee (and a few other states).
Hint: This heroic state bird helped to control the cricket population, which was ruining the crops in 1848. In some states, it’s illegal to shoot the state bird. Check out these other strange laws in every state.
Hint: Virginia shares a state bird with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Hint: The male species of this bird has a bright yellow body and black wings, the female species is more muted with an olive-yellow body and brown tail.
Hint: Wisconsin shares a state bird with Connecticut and Michigan.
Hint: The state bird of Wyoming is the same as Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Oregon.
Answer: Western Meadowlark Next, discover the hidden gems in every U.S. state.