Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Anson - 200 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 24 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 BrantBranta bernicla
 4 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 7 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 8 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 9 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 10 GadwallMareca strepera
 11 American WigeonMareca americana
 12 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 13 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 14 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 15 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 16 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 17 RedheadAythya americana
 18 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 22 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 23 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 24 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 25 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 26 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 27 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 28 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 29 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 30 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 31 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 32 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Swifts - 1 species 33 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 34 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 35 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 36 King RailRallus elegans
 37 SoraPorzana carolina
 38 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 39 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 40 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 10 species 41 DunlinCalidris alpina
 42 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 43 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 44 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 45 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 46 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 47 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 48 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 49 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 50 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 51 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 52 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 53 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 54 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Loons - 1 species 55 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 56 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 57 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 58 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 59 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 60 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 61 Great EgretArdea alba
 62 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 63 Green HeronButorides virescens
 64 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 65 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 66 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 67 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 68 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 69 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 70 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 71 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 72 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 73 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 74 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 75 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 76 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 77 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 78 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 79 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 80 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 81 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 82 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 83 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 84 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 85 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 86 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 87 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 88 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 89 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 90 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 91 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 92 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 93 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 94 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 95 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 96 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 97 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 98 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 99 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 100 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 101 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 102 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 103 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 104 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 105 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 106 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 107 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 108 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 109 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 110 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 111 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 112 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 113 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 114 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 115 Purple MartinProgne subis
 116 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 117 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 118 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 119 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 120 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
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
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 125 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 126 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 127 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 128 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 129 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 130 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 131 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 132 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 133 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 134 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 135 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 136 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 137 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 138 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 139 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 140 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 141 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 142 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 143 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 144 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 145 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 146 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 147 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 148 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 149 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 150 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 151 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 152 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 153 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 154 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 155 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 156 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 157 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 158 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 159 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 160 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 161 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 162 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 163 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 164 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 165 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 166 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 167 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 168 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 169 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 170 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 171 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 172 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 173 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 174 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 175 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 176 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 177 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 178 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 179 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 180 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 181 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 182 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 183 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 184 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 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 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 193 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 194 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 195 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 196 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 197 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 198 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 199 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 200 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea