Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Beaufort - 253 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 - 17 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
 98 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 99 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 100 Common LoonGavia immer
Frigatebirds - 1 species 101 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 102 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 103 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 104 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 105 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 106 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 107 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 108 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 109 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 110 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 111 Great EgretArdea alba
 112 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 113 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 114 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 115 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 116 Green HeronButorides virescens
 117 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 118 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 119 White IbisEudocimus albus
 120 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 121 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 122 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 123 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 124 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 125 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 126 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 127 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 128 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 129 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 130 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 131 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 132 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 133 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 134 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 6 species 135 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 136 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 137 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 138 Barred OwlStrix varia
 139 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 140 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 141 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 142 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 143 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 144 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 145 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 146 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 147 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 148 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 149 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 150 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 151 MerlinFalco columbarius
 152 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 153 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 154 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 155 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 156 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 157 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 158 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 159 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 160 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 161 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 162 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 163 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 164 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 165 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 166 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 167 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 168 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 169 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 170 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 171 Purple MartinProgne subis
 172 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 173 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 174 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 175 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 176 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 177 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 178 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 179 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 180 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 181 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 182 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 183 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 184 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 185 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 186 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 187 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 188 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 189 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 190 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 191 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 192 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 193 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 194 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 195 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 196 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 197 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 198 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 199 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 200 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 201 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 202 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 203 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 204 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 205 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 206 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 207 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 208 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 209 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 210 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 211 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 212 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 213 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 214 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 215 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 216 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 217 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 218 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 219 Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
 220 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 221 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 222 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 22 species 223 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 224 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 225 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 226 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 227 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 228 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 229 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 230 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 231 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 232 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 233 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 234 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 235 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 236 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 237 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 238 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 239 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 240 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 241 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 242 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 243 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 244 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 245 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 246 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 247 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 248 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 249 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 250 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 251 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 252 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 253 DickcisselSpiza americana