Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Brunswick - 350 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 34 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 BrantBranta bernicla
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 7 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 8 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 9 Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
 10 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 11 GadwallMareca strepera
 12 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 13 American WigeonMareca americana
 14 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 15 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 16 Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula
 17 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 18 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 19 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 20 RedheadAythya americana
 21 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 22 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 23 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 24 Common EiderSomateria mollissima
 25 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 26 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 27 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 28 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 29 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 30 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 31 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 32 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 33 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 34 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 35 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 36 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
 37 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 5 species 38 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 39 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 40 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 41 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
 42 Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Doves - 5 species 43 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 44 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 45 Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
 46 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 47 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 48 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 49 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 50 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 51 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 52 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 53 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 54 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 55 Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
 56 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 9 species 57 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 58 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 59 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 60 King RailRallus elegans
 61 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 62 SoraPorzana carolina
 63 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 64 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 65 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 66 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 67 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 68 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 69 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 6 species 70 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 71 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 72 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
 73 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 74 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 75 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 32 species 76 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 77 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 78 Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
 79 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 80 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 81 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 82 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 83 RuffCalidris pugnax
 84 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 85 Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
 86 SanderlingCalidris alba
 87 DunlinCalidris alpina
 88 Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
 89 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 90 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 91 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 92 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 93 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 94 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 95 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 96 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 97 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 98 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 99 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 100 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 101 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 102 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 103 WilletTringa semipalmata
 104 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 105 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 106 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 107 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 3 species 108 South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
 109 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
 110 Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Auks - 3 species 111 DovekieAlle alle
 112 RazorbillAlca torda
 113 Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
Gulls & Terns - 28 species 114 Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
 115 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 116 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 117 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 118 Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
 119 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 120 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 121 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 122 California GullLarus californicus
 123 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 124 Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
 125 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 126 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 127 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 128 Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
 129 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 130 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 131 Least TernSternula antillarum
 132 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 133 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 134 Black TernChlidonias niger
 135 Roseate TernSterna dougallii
 136 Common TernSterna hirundo
 137 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
 138 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 139 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 140 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 141 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Tropicbirds - 1 species 142 White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Loons - 3 species 143 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 144 Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
 145 Common LoonGavia immer
Petrels & Shearwaters - 7 species 146 Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
 147 Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
 148 Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
 149 Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
 150 Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
 151 Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
 152 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storm-Petrels - 3 species 153 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 154 Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
 155 Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Storks - 1 species 156 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 157 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 3 species 158 Masked BoobySula dactylatra
 159 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
 160 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 2 species 161 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 162 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 163 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 2 species 164 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 165 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 12 species 166 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 167 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 168 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 169 Great EgretArdea alba
 170 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 171 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 172 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 173 Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
 174 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 175 Green HeronButorides virescens
 176 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 177 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 178 White IbisEudocimus albus
 179 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 180 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 181 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 182 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 183 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 184 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 185 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 186 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 187 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 188 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 189 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 190 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 191 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 192 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 193 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Barn-Owls - 1 species 194 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 195 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 196 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 197 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 198 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 199 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 200 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 201 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 202 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 203 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 204 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 205 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 206 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 207 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 208 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 209 MerlinFalco columbarius
 210 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Parrots - 1 species 211 Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 12 species 212 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 213 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 214 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 215 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 216 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 217 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
 218 Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
 219 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 220 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 221 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 222 Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
 223 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Shrikes - 1 species 224 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 7 species 225 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 226 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 227 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 228 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 229 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 230 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
 231 Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 232 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 233 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 234 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 235 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 7 species 236 Purple MartinProgne subis
 237 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 238 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 239 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 240 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 241 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
 242 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 243 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 244 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 245 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 246 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 247 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 248 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 249 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 250 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 251 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 252 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 253 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 254 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 255 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 256 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 257 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 258 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 259 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 260 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 261 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 262 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 263 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 264 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 265 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 266 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 267 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 268 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 269 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 270 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 271 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 272 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 273 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 274 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 275 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 276 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 277 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 21 species 278 Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
 279 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 280 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 281 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 282 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 283 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 284 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 285 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 286 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 287 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 288 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 289 Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
 290 Seaside SparrowAmmodramus maritimus
 291 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 292 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 293 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 294 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 295 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 296 Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
 297 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 298 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 299 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 300 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 301 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 302 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 303 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 304 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 305 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 306 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 307 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 308 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 33 species 309 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 310 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 311 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 312 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 313 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 314 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 315 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 316 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 317 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 318 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 319 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 320 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 321 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 322 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 323 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 324 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 325 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 326 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 327 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 328 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 329 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 330 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 331 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 332 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 333 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 334 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 335 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 336 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 337 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 338 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 339 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 340 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 341 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 342 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 343 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 344 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 345 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 346 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 347 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 348 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 349 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 350 DickcisselSpiza americana