- A-Z Animals
The South Carolina Bird Records Committee or SCBRC, a committee of the Carolina Bird Club, accepts 437 species per the 2021 records. While 114 rarely occur throughout the state, 34 are rare around the coastal region. Five bird species have been introduced, while four have gone extinct. The extinct birds include the passenger pigeon, ivory-billed woodpecker, Carolina parakeet, and Bachman’s warbler.
The Carolina wren has been South Carolina’s state bird since 1948, replacing the Northern mockingbird.
Birds That Live on Coasts: Wood Stork, American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Mallard, American Wigeon
Birds of Prey: Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk,Red-shouldered Hawk,Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk
All-year-round: Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker
In Summer: Summer Tanager, American Goldfinch, White-throated Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch
In Winter: Brown Thrasher, Blue Jay, Brown Creeper, Blue-headed Vireo, Black Vulture