Can You Guess the Official State Bird of All 50 States?
Cardinals, robins, and wrens, oh my! Take this quiz to see if you can correctly guess the official state bird for each state.
Hint: This is a common species present year round in Alabama. You’ll also want to check out these dazzling bird photos.
Answer: Northern Flicker
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 gray and white bird with an ear-catching tune also appears in the title of a very famous Harper Lee novel.
Answer: Northern Mockingbird
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.
Answer: American Robin
Hint: This state bird is actually a chicken. It’s also the mascot for the University of Delaware.
Hint: The governor declared this the state bird in 1935, it wasn’t publicly recognized as the state bird until 1970.
Answer: Brown Thrasher
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.
Answer: Northern Cardinal
Hint: Indiana’s state bird is one of the six other states that share a state bird with Illinois.
Answer: American Goldfinch
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: Black-Capped Chickadee
Answer: Baltimore Oriole
Hint: The state bird of Minnesota can be found in and around lakes. They are known for their eerie cries, wails, and yodels.
Answer: Eastern Bluebird
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: Purple Finch
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.
Hint: The state name is also in this bird’s name. This brownish-red bird has white stripes over the eyes.
Answer: Carolina Wren
Hint: This beautiful state bird has iridescent feathers, a red face, and a white stripe around its neck.
Hint: This heroic state bird helped to control the cricket population, which was ruining the crops in 1848.
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: The state bird of Wyoming is the same as Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Oregon.