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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Avery - 190 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 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 31 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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 CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 - 10 species 50 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 51 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 52 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 53 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 54 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 55 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 56 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 57 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 58 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 59 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Owls - 4 species 60 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 61 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 62 Barred OwlStrix varia
 63 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 64 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 65 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 66 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 67 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 68 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 69 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 70 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 71 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 72 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 73 MerlinFalco columbarius
 74 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Parrots - 1 species 75 Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 76 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 77 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 78 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 79 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 80 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 81 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 82 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 83 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 84 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 85 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Vireos - 5 species 86 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 87 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 88 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 89 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 90 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 91 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 92 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 93 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 94 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 95 Purple MartinProgne subis
 96 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 97 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 98 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 99 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 100 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 101 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 102 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 103 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 104 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 105 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 106 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 107 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 108 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 109 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 110 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 111 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 112 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 113 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 114 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 115 Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
 116 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 117 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 118 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 119 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 120 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 121 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 122 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 123 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 124 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 125 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 126 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 127 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 128 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 129 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 130 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 131 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 132 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 133 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 134 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 135 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 136 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 137 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 138 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 139 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 140 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 141 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 142 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 143 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 144 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 145 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 146 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 147 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 148 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 149 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 150 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 151 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 152 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 153 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 154 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 155 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 156 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 157 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 158 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 159 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 160 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 161 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 162 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 163 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 164 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 165 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 166 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 167 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 168 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 169 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 170 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 171 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 172 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 173 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 174 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 175 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 176 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 177 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 178 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 179 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 180 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 181 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 182 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 183 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 184 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 185 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 186 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 187 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 188 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 189 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 190 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea