The western meadowlark is the most popular state bird in the Great Plains, but it also represents Oregon. School children in neighboring Washington even voted for the meadowlark, though adults later adopted the goldfinch. ranks with the bison and cottonwood as one of the most popular icons of the Great Plains.
Oregon is one of three states that adopted the meadowlark in 1927.
The Beaver State also designated Nova Scotia’s official bird, the osprey, its state raptor.