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 - 175 species

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