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 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 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 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
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 WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 69 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates 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 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 77 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 78 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 79 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 80 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 81 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 82 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 83 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 84 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 85 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
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 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 96 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 97 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 98 Purple MartinProgne subis
 99 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 100 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
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 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 137 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 138 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 139 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 140 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 141 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 142 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 143 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 144 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 145 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 146 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 147 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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 WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 166 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis 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