List of South Carolina birds

List of South Carolina birds

This list of South Carolina birds is a comprehensive listing of all the bird species seen naturally in the state of South Carolina.

*Black-bellied Whistling-Duck" Dendrocygna autumnalis"
*Fulvous Whistling-Duck "Dendrocygna bicolor"
*Greater White-fronted Goose "Anser albifrons"
*Snow Goose "Chen caerulescens"
*Ross's Goose "Chen rossii"
*Brant Goose "Branta bernicla "
*Cackling Goose "Branta hutchinsii "
*Canada Goose "Branta canadensis "
*Mute Swan "Cygnus olor "
*Tundra Swan "Cygnus columbianus "
*Wood Duck "Aix sponsa "
*Gadwall "Anas strepera "
*Eurasian Wigeon "Anas penelope "
*American Wigeon "Anas americana "
*American Black Duck "Anas rubripes "
*Mallard "Anas platyrhynchos "
*Mottled Duck "Anas fulvigula "
*Blue-winged Teal "Anas discors "
*Cinnamon Teal "Anas cyanoptera "
*Northern Shoveler "Anas clypeata "
*Northern Pintail "Anas acuta "
*Green-winged Teal "Anas crecca "
*Canvasback "Aythya valisineria "
*Redhead "Aythya americana "
*Ring-necked Duck "Aythya collaris "
*Greater Scaup "Aythya marila "
*Lesser Scaup" Aythya affinis "
*King Eider "Somateria spectabilis "
*Common Eider "Somateria mollissima "
*Harlequin Duck "Histrionicus histrionicus "
*Surf Scoter "Melanitta perspicillata "
*White-winged Scoter "Melanitta fusca "
*Black Scoter "Melanitta nigra "
*Long-tailed Duck "Clangula hyemalis "
*Bufflehead "Bucephala albeola "
*Common Goldeneye "Bucephala clangula "
*Hooded Merganser "Lophodytes cucullatus "
*Common Merganser "Mergus merganser "
*Red-breasted Merganser "Mergus serrator "
*Ruddy Duck "Oxyura jamaicensis "

*Ruffed Grouse "Bonasa umbellus "
*Wild Turkey "Meleagris gallopavo "

*Northern Bobwhite "Colinus virginianus "

*Red-throated Loon "Gavia stellata "
*Pacific Loon "Gavia pacifica "
*Common Loon "Gavia immer "

*Pied-billed Grebe "Podilymbus podiceps "
*Horned Grebe "Podiceps auritus "
*Red-necked Grebe "Podiceps grisegena "
*Eared Grebe "Podiceps nigricollis "
*Western Grebe "Aechmophorus occidentalis "

*Northern Fulmar "Fulmarus glacialis "
*Black-capped Petrel "Pterodroma hasitata "
*Cory's Shearwater "Calonectris diomedea "
*Greater Shearwater "Puffinus gravis "
*Sooty Shearwater "Puffinus griseus "
*Manx Shearwater "Puffinus puffinus "
*Audubon's Shearwater "Puffinus lherminieri "
*Little Shearwater "Puffinus assimilis "

* Wilson's Storm-Petrel "Oceanites oceanicus "
* Leach's Storm-Petrel "Oceanodroma leucorhoa "
* Band-rumped Storm-Petrel "Oceanodroma castro "

* White-tailed Tropicbird "Phaethon lepturus "
* Red-billed Tropicbird "Phaethon aethereus "

* Masked Booby "Sula dactylatra "
* Brown Booby "Sula leucogaster "
* Red-footed Booby "Sula sula "
* Northern Gannet "Morus bassanus "

* American White Pelican "Pelecanus erythrorhynchos "
* Brown Pelican "Pelecanus occidentalis "

* Double-crested Cormorant "Phalacrocorax auritus "
* Great Cormorant "Phalacrocorax carbo "

* Anhinga "Anhinga anhinga "

* Magnificent Frigatebird "Fregata magnificens "

* American Bittern "Botaurus lentiginosus "
* Least Bittern "Ixobrychus exilis "
* Great Blue Heron "Ardea herodias "
* Great Egret "Ardea alba "
* Snowy Egret "Egretta thula "
* Little Blue Heron" Egretta caerulea "
* Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
* Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
* Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
* Green Heron Butorides virescens
* Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
* Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

* White Ibis Eudocimus albus
* Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
* Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

* Wood Stork Mycteria americana

* Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
* Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

* Osprey Pandion haliaetus
* Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
* White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
* Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
* Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
* Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
* Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
* Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
* Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis I
* Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
* Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
* Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni I
* Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
* Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus I
* Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

* American Kestrel Falco sparverius
* Merlin Falco columbarius
* Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

* Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
* Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
* Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
* King Rail Rallus elegans
* Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
* Sora Porzana carolina
* Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
* Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
* American Coot Fulica americana

* Limpkin Aramus guarauna

* Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
* Whooping Crane Grus americana

* Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus I
* Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
* American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
* Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
* Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
* Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
* Piping Plover Charadrius melodus -
* Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

* American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

* Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
* American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

* Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
* Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
* Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
* Willet Tringa semipalmata -
* Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
* Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
* Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
* Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
* Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
* Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
* Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa -
* Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
* Red Knot Calidris canutus
* Sanderling Calidris alba
* Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
* Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
* Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis I
* Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
* White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
* Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
* Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
* Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata I
* Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
* Dunlin Calidris alpina
* Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
* Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
* Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
* Ruff Philomachus pugnax
* Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus -
* Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus -
* Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
* American Woodcock Scolopax minor
* Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
* Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus -
* Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius

* Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
* Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
* Little Gull Larus minutus I
* Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
* Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
* Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
* Herring Gull Larus argentatus
* Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
* Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus -
* Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
* Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus -
* Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
* Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
* Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
* Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
* Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
* Least Tern Sternula antillarum
* Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
* Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
* Black Tern Chlidonias niger
* White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
* Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
* Common Tern Sterna hirundo
* Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
* Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
* Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
* Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
* Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
* Skua, sp. Stercorarius sp
* Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
* Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
* Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus I

* Dovekie Alle alle
* Common Murre Uria aalge I
* Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
* Razorbill Alca torda
* Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle
* Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix

* Rock Pigeon Columba livia
* Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
* Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
* White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
* Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
* Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius
* Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

* Carolina Parakeet Conuropsis carolinensis

* Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
* Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
* Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani I
* Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris

* Barn Owl Tyto alba

* Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
* Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
* Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
* Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
* Barred Owl Strix varia
* Long-eared Owl Asio otus
* Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
* Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

* Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
* Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
* Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus

* Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

* Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris I
* Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
* Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae I
* Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
* Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
* Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope
* Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus

* Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon

* Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
* Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
* Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
* Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
* Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
* Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis
* Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
* Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
* Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis

* Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
* Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
* Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
* Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
* Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
* Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
* Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
* Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya I
* Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
* Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
* Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
* Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
* Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
* Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
* Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

* Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

* White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
* Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
* Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
* Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
* Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
* Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
* Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

* Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
* American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
* Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
* Common Raven Corvus corax

* Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

* Purple Martin Progne subis
* Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
* Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
* Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
* Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
* Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
* Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

* Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
* Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

* Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
* White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
* Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla

* Brown Creeper Certhia americana

* Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
* Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
* House Wren Troglodytes aedon
* Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
* Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
* Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

* Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
* Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

* Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

* Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
* Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi I
* Veery Catharus fuscescens
* Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
* Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli
* Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
* Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
* Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
* American Robin Turdus migratorius
* Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

* Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
* Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
* Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum

* European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

* White Wagtail Motacilla alba
* American Pipit Anthus rubescens
* Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii

* Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

* Bachman's Warbler Vermivora bachmanii
* Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
* Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
* Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
* Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
* Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
* Northern Parula Parula americana
* Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
* Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
* Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
* Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
* Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
* Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
* Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
* Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
* Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
* Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
* Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
* Kirtland's Warbler Dendroica kirtlandii
* Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
* Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
* Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
* Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
* Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
* Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
* American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
* Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
* Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
* Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
* Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
* Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
* Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
* Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
* Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
* Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
* Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
* Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
* Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
* Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
* Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

* Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
* Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
* Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana

* Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
* Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
* Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
* Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis
* American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
* Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
* Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
* Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
* Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
* Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
* Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
* Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
* Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
* Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
* Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
* Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
* Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus
* Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
* Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
* Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
* Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
* Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
* White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
* Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
* White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
* Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla I
* Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
* Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
* Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
* Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

* Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
* Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
* Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
* Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
* Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
* Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
* Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
* Dickcissel Spiza americana

* Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
* Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
* Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
* Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
* Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
* Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
* Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
* Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
* Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
* Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
* Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
* Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
* Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
* Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

* Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
* Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
* House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
* Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
* White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
* Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
* Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
* American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
* Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus

* House Sparrow "Passer Domesticus"

References

* [http://www.carolinabirdclub.org/brc/checklist_of_South_Carolina_birds.html Checklist of South Carolina Birds]
* [http://www.interaktv.com/biologybase/statelists/birdssc.asp Statelist of South Carolina birds]
* [http://www.aou.org/checklist/index.php3 AOU checklist]

External links

* [http://www.neoperceptions.com/fauna/birds/scbirds/scbird.htm Gallery of South Carolina birds]
* [http://www.southcarolinabirds.com/index.php South Carolina birds]


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