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Official State Game Birds

Official game birds listed by state. (List by state or year)
StateList by state Name Designated as Year Sharing states
Alabama Wild turkey Official state game bird 1980 Massachusetts
South Carolina
Alaska [ None ]      
Arizona [ None ]      
Arkansas [ None ]      
California [ None ]      
Colorado [ None ]      
Connecticut [ None ]      
Delaware [ None ]      
Florida [ None ]      
Georgia Bobwhite quail Official Georgia state game bird 1970 Missouri
Hawaii [ None ]      
Idaho [ None ]      
Illinois [ None ]      
Massachusetts Wild turkey Game bird and game bird emblem 1991 Alabama
South Carolina
Michigan [ None ]      
Minnesota [ None ]      
Mississippi [ None ]      
Missouri Bobwhite quail Official game bird 2007 Georgia
Montana [ None ]      
Nebraska [ None ]      
Nevada [ None ]      
New Hampshire [ None ]      
New Jersey [ None ]      
New Mexico [ None ]      
New York [ None ]      
North Carolina [ None ]      
North Dakota [ None ]      
Ohio [ None ]      
Oklahoma Wild turkey State game bird 1990 Alabama
South Carolina
Oregon [ None ]      
Pennsylvania Ruffed grouse Official state game bird 1931  
Rhode Island [ None ]      
South Carolina Wild turkey Official wild game bird 1976 Alabama
South Dakota [ None ]      
Tennessee Bobwhite quail Official state game bird 1988 Georgia
Texas [ None ]      
Utah [ None ]      
Vermont [ None ]      
Virginia [ None ]      
Washington [ None ]      
West Virginia [ None ]      
Wisconsin [ None ]      
Wyoming [ None ]      
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United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories
United Tweets
of America

Hudson Talbott

United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories, by Hudson Talbott. 64 pages. Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (May 1, 2008) Reading level: Ages 6+.

Hilarious tribute to state birds!

Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. From Alabama’s Yellowhammer to Wyoming’s Western Meadowlark, each bird is a winner—and each bird loves to show off the state it calls home. Hudson Talbott has created an inspired introduction to states and their birds. His vibrant, detailed illustrations infuse the birds’ interactions with energy and humor, making this a great way to spark kids’ interest in United States history, geography, and, of course, wildlife!

National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot Spots of the United States
Guide to Birding
Hot Spots of
the United States

National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot Spots of the United States, by Mel White. 99 pages. Publisher: National Geographic (March 21, 2006)

Boasting more than 220 full-color illustrations and maps, this is the perfect practical companion to the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America. A must-have for birders everywhere, it's as useful at home as on the road, pinpointing the best places to see more than 400 species of birds from coast to coast. A veritable pocket atlas of avian information, this guide will be equally useful to the novice just starting a lifelist and the advanced birder in search of an especially elusive species or a new and unique place to enjoy this enormously popular activity.

The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, by Daniel J. Lebbin, Michael J. Parr, George H. Fenwick. 456 pages. Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (November 15, 2010)

Whether we live in cities, in the suburbs, or in the country, birds are ubiquitous features of daily life, so much so that we often take them for granted. But even the casual observer is aware that birds don’t fill our skies in the number they once did. That awareness has spawned conservation action that has led to notable successes, including the recovery of some of the nation’s most emblematic species, such as the Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Whooping Crane, and Peregrine Falcon. Despite this, a third of all American bird species are in trouble—in many cases, they’re in imminent danger of extinction. The most authoritative account ever published of the threats these species face, The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation will be the definitive book on the subject.

The Guide presents for the first time anywhere a classification system and threat analysis for bird habitats in the United States, the most thorough and scientifically credible assessment of threats to birds published to date, as well as a new list of birds of conservation concern.