Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cabarrus - 210 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
Darters - 1 species 74 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 75 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
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 - 2 species 83 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 84 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 85 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 86 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 87 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 88 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 89 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 90 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 91 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 92 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 93 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 94 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 95 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 96 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 97 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 98 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 99 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 100 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 101 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 102 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 103 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 104 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 105 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 106 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 107 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 108 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 109 MerlinFalco columbarius
 110 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 111 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 112 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 113 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 114 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 115 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 116 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 117 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 118 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 119 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 120 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 121 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 122 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 123 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 124 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 125 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 126 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 127 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 128 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 129 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 130 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 131 Purple MartinProgne subis
 132 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 133 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 134 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 135 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 136 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 137 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 138 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 139 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 140 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 141 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 142 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 143 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 144 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 145 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 146 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 147 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 148 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 149 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 150 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 151 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 152 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 153 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 154 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 155 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 156 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 157 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 4 species 158 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 159 Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus
 160 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 161 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 162 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 163 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 164 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 165 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 166 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 167 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 168 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 169 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 170 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 171 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 172 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 173 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 174 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 175 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 176 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 177 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 178 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 179 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 180 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 181 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 182 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 20 species 183 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 184 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 185 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 186 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 187 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 188 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 189 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 190 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 191 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 192 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 193 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 194 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 195 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 196 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 197 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 198 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 199 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 200 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 201 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 202 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 203 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 204 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 205 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 206 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 207 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 208 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 209 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 210 DickcisselSpiza americana