Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Anson - 198 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
Cormorants - 1 species 57 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 58 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 72 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 73 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 74 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 75 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 76 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 77 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 78 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 79 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Owls - 3 species 80 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 81 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 82 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 83 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 84 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 85 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 86 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 87 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 88 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 89 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 90 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 91 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 92 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 93 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 94 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 95 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 96 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 97 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 98 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 99 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Shrikes - 1 species 100 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 101 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 102 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 103 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 104 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 105 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 106 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 107 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 108 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 109 Purple MartinProgne subis
 110 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 111 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 112 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 113 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 114 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 115 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 116 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 117 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 118 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 119 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 120 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 121 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 122 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 123 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 124 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 125 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 126 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 127 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 128 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 129 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 130 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 131 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 132 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 133 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 134 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 135 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 136 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 137 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 138 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 139 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 140 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 141 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 142 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 143 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 144 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 145 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 146 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 147 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 148 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 149 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 150 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 151 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 152 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 153 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 154 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 155 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 156 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 157 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 158 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 159 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 160 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 161 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 162 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 163 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 164 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 165 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 166 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 167 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 168 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 169 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 170 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 171 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 172 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 173 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 174 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 175 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 176 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 177 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 178 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 179 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 180 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 181 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 182 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 183 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 184 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 185 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 186 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 187 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 188 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 189 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 190 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 191 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 192 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 193 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 194 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 195 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 196 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 197 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 198 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea