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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Bertie - 132 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 9 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 8 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 9 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
New World Quails - 1 species 10 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 11 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 12 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 13 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 14 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 15 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 16 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Swifts - 1 species 17 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 18 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Plovers - 1 species 19 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 20 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 21 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 22 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 23 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 24 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 25 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 26 Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
 27 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 28 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Cormorants - 1 species 29 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 30 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 31 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 32 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 33 Great EgretArdea alba
 34 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 35 Green HeronButorides virescens
 36 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 37 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 38 White IbisEudocimus albus
 39 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 40 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 41 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 42 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 6 species 43 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 44 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 45 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 46 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 47 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 48 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 49 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 50 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 51 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 52 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 53 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 54 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 55 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 56 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 57 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 58 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 59 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 60 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 61 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 62 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 63 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 64 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 65 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 66 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 67 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 68 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 69 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 70 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 71 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 72 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 73 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 74 Purple MartinProgne subis
 75 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 76 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 77 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 78 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 79 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 1 species 80 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Wrens - 2 species 81 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 82 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 83 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 1 species 84 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 85 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 86 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 87 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 88 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 89 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 90 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 91 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 92 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 93 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 94 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 95 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 96 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 97 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 7 species 98 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 99 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 100 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 101 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 102 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 103 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 104 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 105 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 106 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 107 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 108 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 109 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 110 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 111 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 16 species 112 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 113 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 114 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 115 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 116 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 117 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 118 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 119 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 120 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 121 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 122 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 123 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 124 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 125 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 126 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 127 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 128 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 129 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 130 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 131 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 132 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea