Today, my DH and friend, Karen and I went out to a Scrub Jay Festival in a state park here. I became aware of this bird, which lives only in Florida scrub habitat, an ecosystem that exists only in Florida and is characterized by nutrient-poor soil, occasional drought and frequent wildfires. There is an ongoing campaign to name the Florida Scrub Jay the new state bird of Florida. The main argument for changing the state bird is that the current state bird (the Northern Mockingbird) is the state bird of several other states, while the Scrub Jay is exclusive to Florida. Now that I know about this species, (which, by the way, is on the Threatened list), .....I hope it will become our state bird! (Picture and info taken from wikipedia source).
You can read more HERE. And HERE.