50 Birds 50 States How Many Do You Know?

Ashley | 11 - 18 - 2021
50 Birds 50 States

50 birds and 50 states, do you remember them all? Let’s find out with this fun quiz now!

What Are The 50 State Birds?

Every state chooses its own state bird as a symbol to represent the state’s culture and history. These birds may have either helped the early settlers by acting as food, helping them in agriculture by getting rid of worms or insects to maintain the ecosystem of the state or may have just been voted in by the locals. The recognized state birds of the U.S are given a special status and protected across the respective states. 

The National Bird of the US

The American Bald Eagle is the national bird of the US. The founding fathers made this serenely powerful bird the national bird of the US in 1728. It represents the strength, freedom, and fierce beauty of the US. It became the Great Seal of the US in the same year.

What Is the National Bird of the United States?
  • A. Golden Eagle
  • B. Crowned Eagle
  • C. Bald Eagle
  • D. Harpy Eagle

50 Birds 50 States

Here are all the 50 state birds of America for you.

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia

The Northern Cardinal is the state bird of all of the above states. The males are bright red while the females are slightly dull sharing the same jet-black face. These birds sing all year and are found commonly around the western US.

Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi

The Northern Mockingbird is known to sing 200 songs, mimic sounds, eat insects and berries. These birds are not residents of Mississippi but migrate to the state occasionally.

Connecticut, Wisconsin, Michigan

The American Robin is yet another popular and common bird in the US. It was named by the early settlers after the European Robin Red-Breasts. These backyard birds are known for their rich music. 

Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon

Western Meadowlark males have a ‘V’ shaped chest and are known to thrive on open countrysides. They are protective in nature and defend their territory fiercely.

Missouri, New York, Nevada, Idaho

The Eastern Bluebird is the state bird of Missouri and NY while the Mountain BlueBird is for Nevada and Idaho. The eastern birds are known to build attractive nests to attract females. They are endangered species and often nest in man-made birdhouses nowadays. The mountain birds are a brighter blue version of the same species.

Iowa, New Jersey, Washington

The Eastern Goldfinch famously known as the American Goldfinch or Willow Goldfinch or Wild Canary is known for its agility and speed. These bright yellow birds with black tails are known to slightly bounce while flying.

Maine, Massachusetts 

Black-capped Chickadee hides their food in grooves and nests across their territory and retrieves them to eat. They are a mixture of grey, brown, and black with a unique call that can be heard year-round.

Rhode Island, Delaware

The Delaware Blue Hen’s chickens are actually normal chickens nicknamed by revered soldiers of the Revolutionary War. The Rhode Island Red Chicken is also ordinary chicken.


The Yellowhammer (aka Northern Flicker) was elected the state bird during the Civil War. It is the only woodpecker species to be selected as a state bird.


The Willow Ptarmigan is native to the treeless state and is known to change from brown to white according to seasonal changes.


The Cactus Wren is commonly found perched atop cactuses.


The California Quail flies only during emergencies. They are smaller than pigeons and have a distinct black plumage.


The Lark Bunting is a migratory sparrow with a warbling mating call.

Washington, D.C

The Wood Thrush differs from Robins only in size. These cinnamon birds are reclusive in nature.


The Brown Thrasher was elected by the Garden Clubs of Georgia for their prominent and long tails.


The Nēnē (Hawaiian Goose) is an endangered species. These birds developed webbed toes to explore the Hawaiian terrains efficiently.


The state is actually nicknamed ‘The Pelican State’ after the abundant Brown Pelicans.


Their baseball team and state flag are inspired by the Baltimore Orioles.


The Common Loon is chrome in color with red eyes. They have a wingspan of 5 feet and are great divers.

New Hampshire 

The Purple Finch in reality is a rose bird found atop seaboards rather than the mountains.

New Mexico 

The Roadrunner (aka Greater Roadrunner) can go 15 miles or more per hour and is known to feed on lizards, insects, and rodents.


The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher can be seen across the state in summers only.


The Ruffed Grouse has an overall fan shape, black ruffles on the sides of its neck, a crest, and a black-banded tail.

South Carolina 

Being one of the most colorful wrens, the Carolina Wrens are known to duet year-round.

South Dakota

The Ring-necked Pheasants were introduced as game birds in the state during the 1800s for their fierce nature and iridescent color.


The California Gull aka seagulls would eat the entire population of crickets and other insects known to destroy crops. 


The Hermit Thrush has a melancholic and pensive song. They are louder for their size and are found year-round.

Now that you know the state bird of all 50 states, are you ready to play a quiz on them?

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