State Bird After the robin (Turdus migratorius) was favored
in a Michigan Audubon Society contest to choose a state bird, the Michigan
legislature made it official. Proclaiming the poll in which 200,000 votes
were cast "widely and generally conducted," House Concurrent Resolution 30
of 1931 designated the robin as Michigan's state bird. Legislators called
the robin "the best known and best loved of all the birds in the State of
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