Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Avery - 194 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 12 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 8 RedheadAythya americana
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 13 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 14 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 15 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 2 species 16 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 17 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 18 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 19 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 22 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 23 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 24 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 26 Mexican VioletearColibri thalassinus
 27 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 28 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 29 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 30 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 31 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 7 species 32 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 33 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 34 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 35 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 36 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 37 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 38 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 39 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 40 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 41 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 42 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 43 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 44 Green HeronButorides virescens
 45 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 46 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 47 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 48 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 49 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 50 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 51 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 52 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 53 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 54 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 55 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 56 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 57 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 58 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 59 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 60 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 5 species 61 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 62 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 63 Barred OwlStrix varia
 64 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 65 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 66 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 67 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 68 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 69 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 70 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 71 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 72 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 73 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 74 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 75 MerlinFalco columbarius
 76 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Parrots - 1 species 77 Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 78 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 79 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 80 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 81 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 82 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 83 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 84 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 85 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 86 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 87 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 88 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 89 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 90 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 91 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 92 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 93 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 94 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 95 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 96 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 97 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 98 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 99 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 100 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 101 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 102 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 103 Purple MartinProgne subis
 104 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 105 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 106 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 107 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 108 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 109 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 110 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 111 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 112 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 113 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 114 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 115 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 116 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 117 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 118 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 119 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 120 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 121 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 8 species 122 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 123 Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
 124 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 125 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 126 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 127 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 128 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 129 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 130 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 8 species 131 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 132 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 133 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 134 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 135 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 136 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 137 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 138 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 139 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 140 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 141 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 142 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 143 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 144 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 145 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 146 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 147 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 148 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 149 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 150 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 151 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 152 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 153 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 154 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 155 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 156 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 157 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 158 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 159 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 160 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 161 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 162 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 163 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 164 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 165 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 166 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 167 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 168 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 169 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 170 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 171 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 172 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 173 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 174 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 175 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 176 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 177 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 178 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 179 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 180 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 181 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 182 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 183 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 184 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 185 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 186 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 187 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 188 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 189 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 190 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 191 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 192 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 193 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 194 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea