Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Alexander - 199 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 29 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 21 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 22 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 23 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 24 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 25 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 26 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 27 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 28 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 29 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 30 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 31 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 32 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 33 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 34 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 35 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 39 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 40 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 41 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 42 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 43 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 44 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 45 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 46 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 47 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 8 species 48 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 49 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 50 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 51 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 52 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 53 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 54 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 55 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 9 species 56 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 57 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 58 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 59 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 60 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 61 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 62 Black TernChlidonias niger
 63 Common TernSterna hirundo
 64 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 65 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 66 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 67 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 68 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 69 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 70 Great EgretArdea alba
 71 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 72 White IbisEudocimus albus
 73 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 74 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 75 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 76 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 77 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 78 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 79 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 80 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 81 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 82 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 83 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 84 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 85 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 86 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 87 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 88 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 89 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 90 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 91 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 92 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 93 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 94 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 95 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 96 MerlinFalco columbarius
 97 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 98 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 99 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 100 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 101 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 102 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 103 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 104 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 105 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 106 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 107 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 108 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 109 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 110 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 111 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 112 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 113 Purple MartinProgne subis
 114 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 115 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 116 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 117 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 118 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 119 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 120 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 121 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 122 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 123 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 124 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 125 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 126 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 127 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 128 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 129 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 130 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 131 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 132 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 133 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 134 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 135 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 136 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 137 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 138 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 139 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 140 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 141 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 142 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 143 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 144 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 145 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 146 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 147 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 148 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 149 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 150 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 151 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 152 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 153 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 154 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 155 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 156 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 157 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 158 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 159 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 160 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 161 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 162 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 163 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 164 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 165 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 166 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 167 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 168 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 169 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 24 species 170 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 171 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 172 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 173 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 174 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 175 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 176 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 177 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 178 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 179 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 180 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 181 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 182 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 183 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 184 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 185 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 186 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 187 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 188 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 189 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 190 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 191 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 192 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 193 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 194 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 195 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 196 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 197 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 198 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 199 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea