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9 Byrds of South Carolina

South Carolina is the recorded home for over 400 different species of birds.

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  • 1. Carolina Wren

    The Carolina Wren is the state bird of South Carolina.

  • 2. American Robin

    American Robins cluster at night in large groups and then disperse into smaller groups during the day to look for fruits and berries.

  • 3. Killdeer

    The Killdeer will often pretend to be harmed to draw a predator away from it's nest.

  • 4. The Cardinal

    When with a female, male cardinals get very aggressive if anything comes into it's territory.

  • 5. Great Horned Owl

    Great Horned Owls who have coupled and mated have a permanent territory, while single owls will search broad expanses for a suitable territory and a mate.

  • 6. American Black Vulture

    American Black Vultures are generally silent, but can make soft hisses and grunts. They are gregarious, and roost in large groups.

  • 7. Purple Martin

    The Purple Martins (<--female~male-->) are the largest North American swallow and they are aerial insectivores, meaning that they catch insects from the air.

  • 8. Barn Swallow

    The Barn Swallow is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.

  • 9. Blue Jay

    Blue Jays have a wide variety of calls and also have quiet, almost subliminal calls which they use among themselves in proximity.