Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cabarrus - 209 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 25 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 19 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 20 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 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 - 1 species 27 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 28 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 29 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 30 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 31 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 3 species 32 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 33 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 34 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 35 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 36 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 37 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 38 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 39 Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
 40 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 41 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 42 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 43 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 44 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 2 species 45 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 46 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 19 species 47 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 48 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 49 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 50 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 51 DunlinCalidris alpina
 52 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 53 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 54 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 55 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 56 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 57 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 58 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 59 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 60 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 61 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 62 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 63 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 64 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 65 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 6 species 66 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 67 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 68 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 69 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 70 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 71 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 2 species 72 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 73 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 74 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 75 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 76 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 77 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 78 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 79 Great EgretArdea alba
 80 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 81 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 82 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 83 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 84 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 85 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 86 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 87 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 88 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 89 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 90 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 91 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 92 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 93 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 94 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 95 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 96 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 97 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 98 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 99 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 100 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 101 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 102 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 103 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 104 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 105 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 106 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 107 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 108 MerlinFalco columbarius
 109 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 110 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 111 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 112 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 113 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 114 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 115 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 116 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 117 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 118 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 119 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 120 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 121 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 122 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 123 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 124 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 125 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 126 Purple MartinProgne subis
 127 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 128 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 129 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 130 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 131 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 132 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 133 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 134 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 135 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 3 species 136 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 137 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 138 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 139 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 140 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 141 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 142 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 143 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 144 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 145 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 146 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 147 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 148 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 149 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 150 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 151 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 152 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 153 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 154 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 155 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 156 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 4 species 157 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 158 Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus
 159 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 160 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 161 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 162 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 163 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 164 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 165 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 166 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 167 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 168 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 169 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 170 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 171 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 172 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 173 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 174 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 175 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 176 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 177 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 178 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 179 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 180 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 181 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 20 species 182 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 183 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 184 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 185 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 186 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 187 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 188 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 189 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 190 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 191 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 192 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 193 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 194 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 195 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 196 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 197 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 198 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 199 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 200 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 201 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 202 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 203 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 204 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 205 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 206 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 207 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 208 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 209 DickcisselSpiza americana