Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Beaufort - 249 species

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