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Crows, Jays, Larks and Swallows
Crows and Jays - Family Corvidae
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Found in forests, open woodlands, wooded residential areas, and parks. Low Conservation Concern.
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos. Breeder. Common in all seasons in all inland regions. In
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus. Breeder. Common in all seasons in
Common Raven Corvus corax. Extirpated. Historical breeder. Was a rare, permanent resident of the mountains of northern
Larks - Family Alaudidae
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris. Breeder. Fairly common in winter, spring, and fall, and uncommon in summer in
Purple Martin Progne subis. Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and early fall in inland regions. In
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor. Breeder. Common in winter, spring, and fall in
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis. Breeder. Fairly common in spring, summer, and fall, and rare in early winter in Gulf Coast region. In other regions, common in spring, summer, and fall. Found in open areas, fields, swamps, and on ponds and lakes; nests in burrows in road cuts and steep banks. Lowest Conservation Concern.
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia. Historical breeder. Common in spring and fall, rare in late summer in
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota. Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and early fall in
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva. Rare in spring in
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica. Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and fall in inland regions. In
Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One. A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL. 209 pp.