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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Ashe - 171 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 9 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 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 9 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 10 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 11 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 12 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 13 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 14 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 15 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
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 - 1 species 23 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 24 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 25 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 26 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 27 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 28 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 29 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 30 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 31 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 32 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 33 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 34 Great EgretArdea alba
 35 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 36 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 37 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 38 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 39 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 40 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 41 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 42 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 43 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 44 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 45 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 46 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 47 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 48 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 49 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 50 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 51 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 52 Barred OwlStrix varia
 53 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 54 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 6 species 55 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 56 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 57 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 58 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 59 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 60 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 61 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 62 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 63 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 64 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 65 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 66 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 67 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 68 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 69 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 70 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 71 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 72 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 73 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 2 species 74 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
 75 Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Vireos - 5 species 76 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 77 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 78 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 79 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 80 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 81 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 82 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 83 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 84 Purple MartinProgne subis
 85 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 86 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 87 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 88 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 89 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 90 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 91 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 92 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 93 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 94 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 95 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 96 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 97 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 98 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 99 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 100 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 101 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 102 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 103 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 104 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 105 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 106 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 107 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 108 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 109 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 110 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 111 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 112 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 113 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 114 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 115 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 116 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 117 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 118 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 121 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 122 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 123 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 124 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 125 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 126 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 127 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 128 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 129 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 130 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 131 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 132 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 133 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 134 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 135 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 136 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 137 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 138 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 27 species 139 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 140 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 141 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 142 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 143 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 144 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 145 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 146 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 147 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 148 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 149 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 150 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 151 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 152 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 153 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 154 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 155 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 156 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 157 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 158 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 159 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 160 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 161 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 162 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 163 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 164 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 165 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 166 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 167 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 168 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 169 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 170 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 171 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea