Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Alamance - 180 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 18 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 10 RedheadAythya americana
 11 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 12 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 13 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 14 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 15 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 16 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 17 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 18 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 19 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 20 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 21 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 22 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 23 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 24 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 25 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 26 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 27 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Swifts - 1 species 28 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 29 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 30 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 31 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 32 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 33 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
Plovers - 2 species 34 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 35 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 6 species 36 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 37 DunlinCalidris alpina
 38 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 39 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 40 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 41 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 42 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 43 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 44 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 45 Black TernChlidonias niger
Cormorants - 1 species 46 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 47 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 48 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 49 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 50 Great EgretArdea alba
 51 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 52 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 53 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 54 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 55 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 56 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 57 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 58 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 59 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 60 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 61 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 62 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 63 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 64 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 65 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 66 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 67 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 68 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 69 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 70 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 71 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 72 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 73 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 74 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 75 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 76 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 77 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 78 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 79 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 80 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 81 MerlinFalco columbarius
 82 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 83 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 84 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 85 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 86 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 87 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 88 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 89 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 90 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 91 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 92 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 93 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 94 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 95 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 96 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 97 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 98 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 99 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 100 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 101 Purple MartinProgne subis
 102 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 103 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 104 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 105 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 106 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 107 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 108 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 109 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 110 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 111 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 112 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 113 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 114 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 115 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 116 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 117 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 118 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 119 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 120 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 121 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 122 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 123 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 124 American RobinTurdus migratorius
 125 Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 126 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 127 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 128 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 129 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 130 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 131 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 132 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 133 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 134 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 135 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 136 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 137 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 138 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 139 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 140 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 141 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 142 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 143 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 144 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 145 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 146 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 147 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 148 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 149 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 150 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 151 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 152 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 153 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 154 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 155 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 156 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 157 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 158 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 159 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 160 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 161 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 162 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 163 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 164 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 165 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 166 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 167 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 168 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 169 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 170 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 171 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 172 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 173 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 174 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 175 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 176 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 177 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 178 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 179 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 180 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea