Did you know that the Western Meadowlark is the state bird of six states? Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wyoming. Only the Northern Cardinal is a more popular civic symbol, edging out the meadowlark by one state.
In California (where I live), the California Quail is the state bird. I saw a pair of quail back in 2003 and haven't seen any since! Meadowlarks, however, I see (and hear!) just about every time we visit the refuge!