The “S” represents the Nevada State Bird the Mountain Bluebird

The Nevada state legislature named the mountain bluebird as the official state bird in 1967. It’s found in meadows, orchards, high sagebrush, cottonwood and coniferous forests. Occupies high elevations in summer from 5,000 feet to 12,000 feet covering foothills to mountains and lowlands to desert in winter.

Many Native Americans in the southwest see the mountain bluebird as a sacred symbol because of its azure-colored feathers. The Navajo regard it as the herald of the rising sun, the image of a god.