Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Bladen - 182 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 13 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 4 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 5 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 6 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 7 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 10 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 11 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 12 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 13 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 14 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 16 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 17 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 18 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 19 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 20 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 21 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 22 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 23 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 24 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 25 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 26 American CootFulica americana
 27 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 28 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Limpkin - 1 species 29 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Plovers - 4 species 30 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 31 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 32 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 33 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 19 species 34 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 35 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 36 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 37 SanderlingCalidris alba
 38 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 39 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 40 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 41 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 42 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 43 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 44 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 45 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 46 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 47 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 48 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 49 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 50 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 51 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 52 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 53 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 54 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 55 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 56 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 57 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 58 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 59 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 60 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 61 Great EgretArdea alba
 62 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 63 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 64 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 65 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 66 Green HeronButorides virescens
 67 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 68 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 69 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 70 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 71 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 72 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 73 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 74 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 75 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 76 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 77 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 78 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 79 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 80 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 81 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 82 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 83 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 84 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 85 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 86 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 87 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 88 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 89 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 90 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 91 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 92 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 93 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 94 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 95 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 96 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 97 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 98 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 99 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 100 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 101 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 102 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 103 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 104 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 105 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 106 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 107 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 108 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 109 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 110 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 111 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 112 Purple MartinProgne subis
 113 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 114 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 115 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 116 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 117 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 118 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 119 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 120 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 121 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 122 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 123 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 124 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 125 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 126 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 127 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 128 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 129 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 130 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 131 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 132 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 133 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 134 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 135 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 136 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 137 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 138 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 139 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 140 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 141 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 144 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 145 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 146 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 147 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 148 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 149 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 150 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 151 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 152 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 153 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 154 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 155 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 156 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 157 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 158 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 159 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 160 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 161 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 162 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 163 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 164 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 165 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 166 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 167 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 168 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 169 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 170 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 171 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 172 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 173 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 174 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 175 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 176 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 177 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 178 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 179 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 180 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 181 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 182 DickcisselSpiza americana