Western Meadowlark

The Western Meadowlark

Figure 61. The Western Meadowlark became the official state bird in 1947. (ND Game and Fish Department)

STATE BIRD. In 1947, the Western Meadowlark became the state bird of North Dakota. The Western Meadowlark is approximately the size of a robin. It has a yellow breast with a black bib, but the rest of its body is mostly brown.

The Western Meadowlark is also the state bird of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, and Wyoming.