The American Anhinga should replace the Northern Mockingbird as the official State Bird of Florida.
The American Anhinga is a water bird that lives only in warmer climates such as Florida, and as a bird that is both graceful in the air and in the water it would be a better symbol to our state than the common Northern Mockingbird which several other states claim as theirs.
We, the undersigned, believe that the State of Florida should have the Anhinga named as the State Bird rather than the Northern Mockingbird.
The Anhinga, more than any other avian creature symbolizes what could be considered the most Floridian behaviors; it swims like an otter, soars like an eagle and spreads its wings to embrace the sunshine! :)
The Change the Florida State Bird to the Anhinga petition to Florida State Legislature was written by ECO-Action and is in the category Government at GoPetition.