Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Alamance - 182 species

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