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Rare Species Occurrences by County

We have generated the following list of species occurrences by Alabama county from the data we maintain in our database. This database is of all elements (rare species and natural communities) tracked by ALNHP for which locations have been recorded in ALNHP's Biotics database. The list contains all species occurrences in our database, and the county in which that occurrence is located, along with state heritage rankings. For more information on what these rankings mean, please consult this ranking system definitions document. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. It only reflects the data we have in the database. Please see our notes at the bottom of the page for data limitations.

When you click on the linked list below it should automatically download as Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to your computer. If you do not see it open, check your "Downloads" folder on your computer.

**You can search for species occurrences we have for a specific county by filtering the column and selecting just your county of interest. Similarly, you can search for all counties for which we have a certain species occurrence data by filtering the species column and selecting the species of interest. If a species is listed multiple times in one county, that means we have multiple occurrences of that species in that county. If you have any questions, please email Katelyn Lawson at


Spreadsheet of Species Occurrences by County - updated October 2021



  • This is a working list that is frequently 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 list 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 (Dryobates 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, or if you would like would like more information, please contact Katelyn Lawson at