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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Burke - 203 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 25 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 7 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 8 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 14 RedheadAythya americana
 15 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 16 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 17 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 18 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 19 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 20 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 21 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 22 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 23 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 24 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 25 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 26 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 27 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 28 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 29 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 30 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 31 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 2 species 32 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 33 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 34 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 35 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 36 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 37 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 38 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 39 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 40 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 41 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 42 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 43 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 44 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 45 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 46 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 13 species 47 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 48 SanderlingCalidris alba
 49 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 50 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 51 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 52 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 53 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 54 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 55 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 56 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 57 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 58 WilletTringa semipalmata
 59 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 60 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 61 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 62 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 63 Black TernChlidonias niger
 64 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 2 species 65 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 66 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 67 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 68 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 69 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 70 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 71 Great EgretArdea alba
 72 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 73 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 74 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 75 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 76 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 77 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 78 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 79 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 80 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 81 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 82 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 83 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 84 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 85 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 86 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 87 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 88 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 89 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 90 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 91 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 92 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 93 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 94 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 95 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 96 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 97 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 98 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 99 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 100 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 101 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 102 MerlinFalco columbarius
 103 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 104 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 105 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 106 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 107 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 108 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 109 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 110 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 111 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 112 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 113 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 114 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 115 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 116 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 117 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 118 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 119 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 120 Purple MartinProgne subis
 121 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 122 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 123 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 124 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 125 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 126 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 127 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 128 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 129 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 130 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 131 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 132 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 133 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 134 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 135 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 136 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 137 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 138 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 139 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 140 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 141 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 142 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 143 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 144 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 145 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 146 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 147 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 148 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 149 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 150 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 151 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 152 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 153 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 154 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 155 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 156 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 157 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 158 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 159 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 160 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 161 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 162 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 163 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 164 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 165 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 166 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 167 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 168 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 169 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 170 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 171 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 25 species 172 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 173 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 174 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 175 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 176 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 177 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 178 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 179 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 180 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 181 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 182 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 183 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 184 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 185 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 186 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 187 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 188 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 189 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 190 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 191 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 192 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 193 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 194 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 195 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 196 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 197 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 198 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 199 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 200 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 201 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 202 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 203 DickcisselSpiza americana