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State Birds: 06/14/08
State Birds by Arthur and Alan Singer is the last of the bird books Sean checked out from the library.
Each state bird is beautifully illustrated in its typical habitat. The artwork is the best part of the book.
Sean and I found the presentation of the information illogical and sometimes confusing. At first glance the book appears to be listed alphabetically by state. As some states have the same bird, the listing of birds by state breaks down by Florida (as it and Arkansas have picked the Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). It probably would have made more sense to list the birds alphabetically by common name and then provide brief information about which states use that bird and why or when the chose it.
For the full list of state birds, please see the Audubon Society website.