What is Washingtons state animal? In 2009, the Olympic marmot, the only endemic mammal in Washington state, was designated as the state endemic mammal following a proposal from the 4th and 5th graders at Wedgwood School in Seattle.
Why is the goldfinch Washington’s state bird? Two other States had already selected American Goldfinch as their State Bird, so the State Legislature decided to leave the final choice to school children. In 1951, children voted for the goldfinch and the Legislature made it unanimous, the “Willow Goldfinch” as they called it, was the official Washington State Bird.
What is the state bird of Washington called? The American Goldfinch was designated as the Washington State Bird in 1951. This beautiful golden bird is found throughout our state and is commonly seen in flocks in fields, bushes and trees.
What is Washington’s state bird and flower?
|Bird||American goldfinch (Spinus tristis)||1951|
|Endemic mammal||Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus)||2009|
|Fish||Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)||1969|
|Flower||Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum)||1959|