The following State Symbol chart from ClassBrain lists each of the Official State Birds that are edible for states that have designated them.

Quail with grapes -Detail of a photo by Paul Keller

Quail with grapes -Detail of a photo by Paul Keller


We have many creative recipes for each of these birds in the main section of ClassBrain’s Coast2Coast Recipes.

For a full list of Official State Birds, edible and non-edible, please visit ClassBrain’s State Reports section.


List of Edible State Birds

State Category Symbol Year established
Alabama State Game Bird Wild Turkey 1980
Alaska State Bird Willow Ptarmigan 1955
California State Bird California Quail 1931
Delaware State Bird Blue Hen Chicken 1939
Georgia State Game Bird Bobwhite Quail 1970
Georgia State Poultry Capitol Poultry Capital of the World 1995
Hawaii State Bird Hawaiian Nene Goose (protected) 1957
Mississippi State Water Fowl Wood Duck 1974
Massachusetts State Game Bird Wild Turkey 1991
Oklahoma State Game Bird Wild Turkey 1990
Pennsylvania State Bird Ruffed Grouse 1931
Rhode Island State Bird Rhode Island Red 1954
South Carolina State Game Bird Wild Turkey 1976
South Carolina State Duck Wood Duck 2009
South Dakota State Bird Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant 1943
Tennessee State Game Bird Bobwhite Quail 1988






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Citation styles

APA style
Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?. (2011, March 29). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 19:03, December 17, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/
MLA style
admin, “Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 29 March 2011, 18:06 UTC. . 17 Dec 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/>.
MHRA style
admin, 'Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?', Coast2CoastRecipes, 29 March 2011, 18:06 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/> [accessed 17 December 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/ [accessed December 17, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
admin, Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds? [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 March 29, 18:06 UTC [cited 2017 Dec 17]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/.
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Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/ (last visited Dec. 17, 2017).
AMA style
admin, Where Can I Find a List of Edible State Birds?. Coast2CoastRecipes. March 29, 2011, 18:06 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/state-food-symbol-lists/where-can-i-find-a-list-of-edible-state-birds/. Accessed December 17, 2017.

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