Changing the FL State Bird

I wrote about the last November.  Children around the state voted on what they thought the state bird of Florida, if changed, should be.  The kids had voted on the Osprey.  I hadn’t heard anything so I wrote to the Fl Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and here’s what they told me:

Changing the state bird from the mockingbird to the osprey was introduced into the legislature via the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s legislative package. But, it didn’t make it this year due to other more pressing legislative issues namely the budget. Plans for next year are uncertain at this time, but we ask that you continue to check our Web site for any updates. 

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