Official State Birds and Everything You Wanted to Know About Them
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There’s something truly magical about birds. Maybe it’s their gravity-defying acrobatics, their sweet birdsong or their predatory habits, but birds have long captured our imaginations. Even though hundreds of native and introduced species swoop across the United States, some bird species hold a particularly special spot in the hearts of American citizens and have achieved official state status. (And one special bird, the Bald Eagle, was beloved enough to be named the American National Bird, way back in 1782.) Whether you’re an avid ornithologist or just like sitting on the back porch and listening to birdsong, fly away with us as we get to know the official bird of every state.