Favorite Birds – FINAL RESULTS

And the winner is: NORTHERN CARDINAL!

The northern cardinal is the state bird of seven U.S. states, more than any other species: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Thanks to everyone who voted in this double-bracket! It was fun hearing people’s thoughts on particular birds as we worked through it. Here are the top 20 birds based on votes (remember that they were grouped in divisions of similar-ish birds, so it’s not a complete, overall ranking).

  1. Northern Cardinal
  2. Bald Eagle
  3. Common Loon
  4. Pileated Woodpecker
  5. Mallard
  6. Great Blue Heron
  7. White-Breasted Nuthatch
  8. Red-Winged Blackbird
  9. Snowy Owl
  10. Mute Swan
  11. Purple Finch
  12. Wood Duck
  13. Yellow-Throated Warbler
  14. American Robin
  15. American Goldfinch
  16. Belted Kingfisher
  17. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  18. Barn Swallow
  19. Mourning Dove
  20. Black-Capped Chickadee

Next week we will begin voting on our Favorite Monty Python Sketches!

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