Surprisingly, the answer is, False.
No, really.


Despite what you might find on the internet, the Bald Eagle has never been officially designated as our country’s national bird. Now is the time.


The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives are leading the effort to make the Bald Eagle the country’s official bird.

The bison is the national mammal, the rose is the national flower, and the oak is the national tree. It’s time the Bald Eagle, long revered as our national symbol, finds its rightful place as our country’s official national bird.

The legislative effort is being led by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and U.S. Representatives Brad Finstad (R-MN) and Angie Craig (D-MN). In addition, the initiative has the support of the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, representing 36 tribes and 4 tribal organizations.


Join us by contacting your representative in Congress.

By officially designating the Bald Eagle as our national bird, Congress would reaffirm our nation’s dedication to conservation and environmental stewardship while honoring a symbol that holds a special place in the hearts of Americans nationwide.

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June 20, 1782, the Continental Congress installed the Bald Eagle on the front of the Great Seal.

The Bald Eagle also graces currency, military insignia and multiple government agency seals.

The fact remains that no President or Congress has ever signed a proclamation or passed a law to make the Bald Eagle our national bird.