The Mountaineer Chapter of the National Audubon Society has designed a process for nominating a local bird species that could be selected as official Morgantown city bird. Just as the cardinal has been adopted as a state bird in West Virginia, a city like Morgantown can adopt a city bird species.
The Audubon Society has developed a list of common birds that would be suitable candidates. It is seeking the help of other organizations and interested persons to prepare a list of nominees which can be presented to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Morgantown elementary schools. The students will be asked to vote to select their favorite bird species to recommend to the Morgantown City Council by the end of April 2010.
Read about the "candidates" and cast your vote on the Mountaineer Website. But hurry, voting period ends on March 26.