- 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, Texasand Wyomingselected their state birds. The last state to choose its bird was New Yorkin 1970, although the Eastern Bluebirdhad beaten the American Robinin 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 mosquitoto be the unofficial "state bird."
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