Birds of Alabama

This guide is a reference for identifying species of birds reported from Alabama. If you have additions or corrections please send them to jpfriel@ua.edu.

Groove-billed Ani 1
Crotophaga sulcirostris
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Coccyzus americanus
Black-billed Cuckoo 3
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 4
Picoides borealis
Downy Woodpecker 5
Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker 6
Picoides villosus
Pileated Woodpecker 7
Dryocopus pileatus
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Melanerpes carolinus
Red-headed Woodpecker 9
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Northern Flicker 10
Colaptes auratus
Yellow-shafted Flicker 11
Colaptes auratus auratus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Sphyrapicus varius
Carolina Parakeet 12
Conuropsis carolinensis
Eastern Screech-Owl 13
Megascops asio
Barred Owl 5
Strix varia
Great Horned Owl 14
Bubo virginianus
Short-eared Owl 15
Asio flammeus
Long-eared Owl 3
Asio otus
Northern Saw-whet Owl 15
Aegolius acadicus
Barn Owl 16
Tyto alba
Belted Kingfisher 17
Megaceryle alcyon
White-winged Dove 18
Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove 19
Zenaida macroura
Eurasian Collared-Dove 20
Streptopelia decaocto
Rock Pigeon 21
Columba livia
Common Ground-Dove 3
Columbina passerina
Passenger Pigeon 22
Ectopistes migratorius
Wood Stork 4
Mycteria americana
Sora 23
Porzana carolina
Clapper Rail 24
Rallus crepitans
King Rail 3
Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail 25
Rallus limicola
Clapper Rail 26
Rallus longirostris
Common Gallinule 27
Gallinula chloropus
Common Gallinule 28
Gallinula galeata
American Coot 29
Fulica americana
Purple Gallinule 30
Porphyrio martinicus
Yellow Rail 4
Coturnicops noveboracensis
Sandhill Crane 31
Grus canadensis
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 4
Amazilia yucatanensis
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 32
Archilochus colubris
Chimney Swift 33
Chaetura pelagica
Northern Bobwhite 34
Colinus virginianus
Wild Turkey 35
Meleagris gallopavo
Eastern Wild Turkey 36
Meleagris gallopavo silvestris
Sanderling 37
Calidris alba
Dunlin 38
Calidris alpina
Red Knot 39
Calidris canutus
White-rumped Sandpiper 3
Calidris fuscicollis
Stilt Sandpiper 40
Calidris himantopus
Western Sandpiper 41
Calidris mauri
Pectoral Sandpiper 42
Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper 43
Calidris minutilla
Ruff 44
Calidris pugnax
Semipalmated Sandpiper 45
Calidris pusilla
Short-billed Dowitcher 30
Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher 23
Limnodromus scolopaceus
Lesser Yellowlegs 46
Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs 39
Tringa melanoleuca
Willet 3
Tringa semipalmata
Solitary Sandpiper 39
Tringa solitaria
Whimbrel 47
Numenius phaeopus
Wilson's Snipe 48
Gallinago delicata
Common Snipe 49
Gallinago gallinago
American Woodcock 3
Scolopax minor
Ruddy Turnstone 50
Arenaria interpres
Marbled Godwit 51
Limosa fedoa
Upland Sandpiper 3
Bartramia longicauda
Spotted Sandpiper 52
Actitis macularius
Bridled Tern 53
Onychoprion anaethetus
Least Tern 54
Sternula antillarum
Gull-billed Tern 55
Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern 39
Hydroprogne caspia
Royal Tern 56
Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern 50
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Forster's Tern 57
Sterna forsteri
Common Tern 58
Sterna hirundo
Black Tern 54
Chlidonias niger
Bonaparte's Gull 39
Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Herring Gull 59
Larus argentatus
Ring-billed Gull 60
Larus delawarensis
Laughing Gull 3
Leucophaeus atricilla
Black Skimmer 62
Rynchops niger
Kentish Plover 63
Charadrius alexandrinus
Piping Plover 64
Charadrius melodus
Snowy Plover 23
Charadrius nivosus
Semipalmated Plover 65
Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer 66
Charadrius vociferus
Wilson's Plover 39
Charadrius wilsonia
American Golden-Plover 3
Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied Plover 39
Pluvialis squatarola
American Oystercatcher 4
Haematopus palliatus
American Avocet 67
Recurvirostra americana
Common Loon 3
Gavia immer
Horned Grebe 39
Podiceps auritus
Pied-billed Grebe 26
Podilymbus podiceps
Cory's Shearwater 68
Calonectris borealis
Sooty Shearwater 46
Ardenna griseus
Leach's Storm-Petrel 69
Oceanodroma leucorhoa

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