Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Ashe - 178 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 10 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 GadwallMareca strepera
 4 American WigeonMareca americana
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 7 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 10 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 11 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 12 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 13 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 3 species 14 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 15 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 16 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
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 - 1 species 24 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 25 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 26 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 27 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 28 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 29 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 30 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 31 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 32 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 33 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 34 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 35 Great EgretArdea alba
 36 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 37 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 38 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 39 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 40 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 41 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 42 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 43 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 44 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 45 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 46 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 47 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 48 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 49 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 50 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 51 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 52 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 53 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 54 Barred OwlStrix varia
 55 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 56 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 57 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 58 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 59 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 60 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 61 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 62 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 63 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 64 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 65 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 66 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 67 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 68 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 69 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 70 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 71 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 72 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 73 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 74 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 75 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 76 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 77 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 78 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 79 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 80 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 81 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 2 species 82 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
 83 Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 84 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 85 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 86 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 87 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 88 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 89 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 90 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 91 Purple MartinProgne subis
 92 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 93 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 94 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 95 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 96 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 97 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 98 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 99 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 100 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 101 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 102 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 103 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 104 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 105 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 106 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 107 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 108 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 109 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 110 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 111 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 112 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 113 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 114 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 115 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 118 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 119 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 120 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 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 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 130 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 131 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 132 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 133 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 134 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 135 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 136 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 137 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 138 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 139 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 140 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 141 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 142 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 143 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 28 species 144 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 145 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 146 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 147 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 148 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 149 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 150 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 151 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 152 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 153 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 154 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 155 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 156 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 157 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 158 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 159 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 160 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 161 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 162 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 163 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 164 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 165 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 166 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 167 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 168 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 169 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 170 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 171 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 172 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 173 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 174 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 175 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 176 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 177 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 178 DickcisselSpiza americana