Florida Schools Elect New State Bird

Birdorable Osprey and Mockingbird in front of Florida state flag

The U.S. presidential election was not the only important election yesterday. Fourth through eight-graders across the state of Florida voted Tuesday and named the Osprey the new Florida state bird. This was announced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission today. If the state Legislature and Governor Charlie Crist approve a bill to be introduced by the Conservation Commission in 2009, the Osprey will replace the Mockingbird, which has been Florida's state bird since 1927. We've put up a new design in our store featuring the Birdorable Osprey in front of a Florida state flag.

Which bird do you like best as the state bird of Florida? The Osprey, Mockingbird or perhaps another bird?

Birdorable Osprey at the beach in Florida


jibi on November 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM wrote:
its hard to choose i like all birds
Ashira on November 6, 2008 at 5:22 PM wrote:
Wow, I didn't know they changed state birds. :P That's kind of funny. Ospreys are cool, so are Mockingbirds - but I like them all ^__^
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 2:52 PM wrote:
go virginia cardinals!
abigail ross on December 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM wrote:
seriously! i saw a cardinal earlier today, it was bright red and a male, also kept on chipping.
Intellegent dodo on June 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM wrote:
I think it should be the roseate spoonbill.

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