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.
Email Harry LeGrand with any questions. If you would like to submit a record for a species that you have personally sighted in a county not listed for that species, click this link.
Search by:
Search by:

Beaufort - 252 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 28 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 BrantBranta bernicla
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 21 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 22 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 23 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 24 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 25 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 26 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 27 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 28 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 29 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 30 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 31 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 32 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 33 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 34 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 35 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 38 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 39 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 40 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 41 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 42 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 43 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 44 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 45 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 46 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 4 species 47 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 48 SoraPorzana carolina
 49 American CootFulica americana
 50 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Cranes - 1 species 51 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 52 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 53 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 54 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 6 species 55 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 56 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 57 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 58 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 59 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 60 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Sandpipers - 21 species 61 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 62 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 63 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 64 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 65 RuffCalidris pugnax
 66 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 67 SanderlingCalidris alba
 68 DunlinCalidris alpina
 69 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 70 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 71 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 72 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 73 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 74 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 75 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 76 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 77 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 78 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 79 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 80 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 81 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Gulls & Terns - 16 species 82 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 83 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 84 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 85 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 86 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 87 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 88 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 89 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 90 Least TernSternula antillarum
 91 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 92 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 93 Black TernChlidonias niger
 94 Common TernSterna hirundo
 95 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 96 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 97 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Loons - 2 species 98 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 99 Common LoonGavia immer
Frigatebirds - 1 species 100 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 101 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 102 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 103 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 104 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 105 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 106 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 107 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 108 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 109 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 110 Great EgretArdea alba
 111 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 112 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 113 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 114 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 115 Green HeronButorides virescens
 116 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 117 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 118 White IbisEudocimus albus
 119 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 120 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 121 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 122 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 123 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 124 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 125 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 126 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 127 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 128 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 129 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 130 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 131 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 132 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 133 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 6 species 134 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 135 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 136 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 137 Barred OwlStrix varia
 138 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 139 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 140 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 141 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 142 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 143 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 144 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 145 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 146 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 147 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 148 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 149 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 150 MerlinFalco columbarius
 151 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 152 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 153 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 154 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 155 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 156 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 157 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 158 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 159 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 160 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 161 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 162 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 163 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 164 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 165 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 166 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 167 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 168 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 169 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 170 Purple MartinProgne subis
 171 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 172 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 173 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 174 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 175 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 176 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 177 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 178 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 179 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 180 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 181 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 182 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 183 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 184 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 185 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 186 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 187 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 188 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 189 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 190 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 191 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 192 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 193 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 194 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 195 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 196 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 197 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 198 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 199 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 200 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 201 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 202 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 203 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 204 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 205 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 206 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 207 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 208 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 209 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 210 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 211 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 212 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 213 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 214 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 215 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 216 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 217 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 218 Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
 219 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 220 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 221 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 22 species 222 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 223 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 224 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 225 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 226 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 227 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 228 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 229 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 230 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 231 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 232 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 233 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 234 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 235 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 236 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 237 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 238 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 239 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 240 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 241 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 242 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 243 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 244 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 245 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 246 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 247 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 248 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 249 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 250 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 251 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 252 DickcisselSpiza americana