Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Alleghany - 176 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 12 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 4 American WigeonMareca americana
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 7 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 10 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 11 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 12 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
New World Quails - 1 species 13 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 14 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 15 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 1 species 16 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 17 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 18 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 19 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 20 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Swifts - 1 species 21 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 22 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 23 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 24 SoraPorzana carolina
 25 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 26 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 5 species 27 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 28 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 29 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 30 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 31 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 32 Black TernChlidonias niger
 33 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 34 Common LoonGavia immer
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 35 Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Cormorants - 1 species 36 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 37 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 38 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 39 Great EgretArdea alba
 40 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 41 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 42 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 43 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 44 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 45 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 46 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 47 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 48 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 49 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 50 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 51 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 52 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 53 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 54 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 55 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 56 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 57 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 58 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Kingfishers - 1 species 59 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 60 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 61 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 62 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 63 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 64 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 65 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 66 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 67 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 68 MerlinFalco columbarius
 69 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 9 species 70 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 71 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 72 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 73 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 74 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 75 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 76 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 77 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 78 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 2 species 79 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
 80 Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Vireos - 6 species 81 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 82 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 83 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 84 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 85 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 86 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 87 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 88 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 89 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 90 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 91 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 92 Purple MartinProgne subis
 93 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 94 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 95 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 96 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 97 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 98 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 99 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 100 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 101 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 102 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 103 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 104 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 105 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 106 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 107 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 108 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 109 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 110 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 111 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 112 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 113 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 114 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 115 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 118 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 119 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 120 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 121 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 122 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 123 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 124 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 125 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 126 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 127 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 128 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 129 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 130 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 131 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 132 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 133 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 134 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 135 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 136 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 137 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 138 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 139 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 140 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 30 species 141 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 142 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 143 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 144 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 145 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 146 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 147 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 148 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 149 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 150 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 151 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 152 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 153 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 154 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 155 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 156 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 157 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 158 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 159 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 160 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 161 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 162 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 163 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 164 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 165 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 166 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 167 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 168 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 169 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 170 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 171 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 172 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 173 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 174 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 175 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 176 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea