Search Rare Species List

This is a database of all elements (rare species and natural communities) tracked by ALNHP for which locations have been recorded in ALNHP's Biotics database. The Search Engine provides information on the county-level distribution and status of rare species in Alabama. Locations of USFWS designated critical habitat for federally listed species has also been included for your information. Searches can be made by county or species name (scientific or common).

You can use Ctrl key & click to select more than one county to search.
When searching by species name, you can enter any part of scientific/common name to search.

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Seach by: County    Scientific Name    Common Name


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More detailed location information or data from a specific site is available through our data-sharing program.

Printable Complete Tracking List - August 2017


  • This is a working list and is constantly revised. Information from the database cannot provide a definitive statement on the presence, absence, or condition of the elements in any given locality, because much of the state has not been specifically or thoroughly surveyed for their occurrence and the conditions at previously surveyed sites are constantly changing. The County Elements Lists should be used as a reference of which elements currently or historically were recorded in the county and should be considered when developing land use plans.
  • Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) and American peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus anatum) may occur in any county, if suitable habitat exists.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this list, new records to add to the database, or would like more information, please contact Michael Barbour.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017