Oregon State Bird
Adoption of the Oregon State Bird
The western meadowlark was chosen in 1927 by a popular vote of Oregon school children sponsored by the Oregon Audubon Society. In July 1927, Governor I. L. Patterson issued a proclamation naming it the state bird of Oregon. No legislative action was taken.
The Oregon Revised Statutes
The state bird is cross-referenced in Title 9, Chapter 186 of the Oregon Revised Statutes
Western meadowlark declared to be official bird by gubernatorial proclamation (1927).
Western Meadowlark: Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds.
State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.
Birds of Oregon: Field Guide: by Stan Tekiela.
Birds of Oregon: A General Reference: edited by David B. Marshall, Matthew G. Hunter and Alan L. Contreras. Comprehensive reference to the bird species now known to occur in the state. Not a field guide.
State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.
Bird Feeders and Accessories: Backyard Birding > Bird Feeders & Accessories from Amazon.com.
State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)
Source: Oregon Revised Statutes, (http://www.leg.state.or.us/bills_laws/), April 13, 2005
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