Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Bladen - 181 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 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 27 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 28 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 29 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Plovers - 4 species 30 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 31 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 32 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 33 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 18 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
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 52 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 53 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 54 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 55 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 56 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 57 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 58 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 59 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 60 Great EgretArdea alba
 61 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 62 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 63 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 64 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 65 Green HeronButorides virescens
 66 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 67 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 68 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 69 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 70 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 71 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 72 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 73 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 74 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 75 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 76 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 77 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 78 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 79 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 80 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 81 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 82 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 83 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 84 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 85 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 86 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 87 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 88 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 89 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 90 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 91 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 92 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 93 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 94 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 95 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 96 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 97 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 98 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 99 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 100 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 101 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 102 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 103 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 104 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 105 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 106 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 107 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 108 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 109 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 110 Purple MartinProgne subis
 111 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 112 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 113 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 114 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 115 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 116 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 117 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 118 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 119 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 120 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 121 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 122 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 123 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 124 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 125 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 126 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 127 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 128 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 129 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 130 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 131 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 132 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 133 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 134 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 135 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 136 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 137 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 138 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 139 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 140 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 141 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 144 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 145 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 146 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 147 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 148 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 149 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 150 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 151 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 152 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 153 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 154 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 155 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 156 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 157 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 158 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 159 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 160 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 161 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 162 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 163 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 164 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 165 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 166 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 167 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 168 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 169 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 170 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 171 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 172 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 173 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 174 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 175 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 176 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 177 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 178 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 179 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 180 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 181 DickcisselSpiza americana