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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Alleghany - 178 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 CormorantNannopterum auritum
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
Vireos - 6 species 79 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 80 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 81 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 82 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 83 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 84 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 2 species 85 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
 86 Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 87 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 88 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 89 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 90 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 91 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 94 Purple MartinProgne subis
 95 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 96 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 97 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 98 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 99 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 100 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 101 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 102 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 103 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 104 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 105 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 106 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 107 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 108 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 109 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 110 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 111 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 112 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 113 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 114 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 115 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 116 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 117 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 118 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 119 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 120 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 121 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 122 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 123 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 124 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 125 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 126 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 127 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 128 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 129 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 130 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 131 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 132 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 133 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 134 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 135 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 136 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 137 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 138 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 139 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 140 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 141 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 142 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 30 species 143 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 144 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 145 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 146 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 147 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 148 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 149 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 150 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 151 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 152 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 153 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 154 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 155 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 156 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 157 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 158 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 159 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 160 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 161 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 162 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 163 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 164 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 165 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 166 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 167 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 168 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 169 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 170 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 171 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 172 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 173 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 174 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 175 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 176 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 177 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 178 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea