Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Ashe - 172 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 - 4 species 34 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 35 Great EgretArdea alba
 36 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 37 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 38 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 39 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 40 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 41 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 42 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 43 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 44 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 45 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 46 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 47 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 48 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 49 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 50 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 51 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 52 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 53 Barred OwlStrix varia
 54 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 55 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 6 species 56 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 57 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 58 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 59 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 60 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 61 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 62 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 63 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 64 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 65 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 66 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 67 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 68 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 69 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 70 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 71 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 72 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 73 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 74 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 75 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 76 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 77 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 78 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 79 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 2 species 80 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
 81 Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 82 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 83 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 84 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 85 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 86 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 87 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 88 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 89 Purple MartinProgne subis
 90 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 91 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 92 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 93 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 94 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 95 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 96 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 97 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 98 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 99 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 100 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 101 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 102 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 103 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 104 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 105 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 106 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 107 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 108 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 109 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 110 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 111 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 112 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 113 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 114 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 115 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 116 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 117 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 118 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 121 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 122 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 123 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 124 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 125 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 126 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 127 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 128 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 129 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 130 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 131 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 132 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 133 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 134 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 135 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 136 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 137 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 138 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 139 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 27 species 140 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 141 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 142 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 143 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 144 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 145 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 146 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 147 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 148 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 149 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 150 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 151 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 152 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 153 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 154 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 155 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 156 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 157 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 158 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 159 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 160 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 161 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 162 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 163 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 164 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 165 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 166 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 167 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 168 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 169 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 170 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 171 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 172 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea