Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Beaufort - 250 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 CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 - 9 species 123 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 124 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 125 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 126 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 127 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 128 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 129 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 130 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 131 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 132 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 6 species 133 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 134 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 135 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 136 Barred OwlStrix varia
 137 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 138 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 139 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 140 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 141 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 142 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 143 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 144 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 145 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 146 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 147 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 148 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 149 MerlinFalco columbarius
 150 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 151 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 152 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 153 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 154 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 155 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 156 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 157 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 158 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 159 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 160 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 161 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 162 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 163 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 164 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 165 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 166 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 167 Purple MartinProgne subis
 168 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 169 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 170 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 171 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 172 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 173 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 174 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 175 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 176 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 177 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 178 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 179 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 180 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 181 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 182 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 183 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 184 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 185 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 186 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 187 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 188 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 189 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 190 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 191 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 192 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 193 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 194 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 195 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 196 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 197 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 198 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 199 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 200 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 201 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 202 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 203 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 204 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 205 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 206 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 207 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 208 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 209 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 210 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 211 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 212 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 213 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 214 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 215 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 216 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 217 Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
 218 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 219 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 220 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 22 species 221 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 222 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 223 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 224 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 225 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 226 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 227 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 228 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 229 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 230 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 231 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 232 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 233 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 234 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 235 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 236 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 237 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 238 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 239 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 240 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 241 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 242 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 243 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 244 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 245 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 246 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 247 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 248 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 249 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 250 DickcisselSpiza americana