The newest quarter for 2008 is Oklahoma. The Spousal Unit got one yesterday and he got another one today and gave it to me. If you haven't seen it yet, here's what it looks like:
"Wow, is that a Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher?" I asked excitedly.
So, I googled "Oklahoma State Quarter" and found this really neat website that provides information on all the state quarters minted so far (and yes, it IS a scissor-tailed flycatcher).
In looking at all the quarters on my map, I found 8 more which featured birds.
Arkansas - Mallard
California - California Condor
Idaho - Peregrine Falcon
Louisiana - Brown Pelican
Maine - Seagulls
Minnesota - Common Loon
South Carolina - Carolina Wren
South Dakota - Ring-Necked Pheasant
It's been fun collecting these coins. Way back in 1999, it seemed like 9 years would take forever to fill this map, but the time has gone by pretty quickly and now there are only 4 spots left to fill.
So watch your change for a scissor-tailed flycatcher quarter coming to a convenience store near you!