Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Caldwell - 217 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 28 species 1 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 13 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 14 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 15 RedheadAythya americana
 16 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 17 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 18 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 19 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 20 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 21 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 22 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 23 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 24 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 25 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 26 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 27 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 28 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 29 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 30 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 31 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 3 species 32 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 33 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 34 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 35 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 39 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 40 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 41 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 42 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 43 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 44 SoraPorzana carolina
 45 American CootFulica americana
 46 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Limpkin - 1 species 47 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 48 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 49 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 50 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 51 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 8 species 52 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 53 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 54 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 55 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 56 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 57 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 58 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 59 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 60 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 61 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 62 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 63 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 64 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 65 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 66 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 67 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 68 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 69 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 70 Great EgretArdea alba
 71 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 72 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 73 Green HeronButorides virescens
 74 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
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 - 7 species 79 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 80 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 81 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 82 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 83 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 84 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 85 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 86 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 87 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 88 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 89 Barred OwlStrix varia
 90 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 91 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 92 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 93 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 94 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 95 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 96 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 97 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 98 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 99 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 100 MerlinFalco columbarius
 101 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 102 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 103 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 104 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 105 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 106 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 107 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 108 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 109 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 110 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 111 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 112 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 113 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 114 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 115 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 116 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 117 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 118 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 119 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 120 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 121 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 122 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 123 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 124 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 125 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 126 Purple MartinProgne subis
 127 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 128 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 129 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 130 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 131 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 132 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 133 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 134 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 135 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 136 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 137 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 138 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 139 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 140 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 141 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 142 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 143 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 144 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 145 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 146 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 147 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 148 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 149 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 150 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 151 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 152 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 153 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 154 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 155 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 156 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 157 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 158 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 159 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 160 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 161 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 162 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 163 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 164 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 165 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 166 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 167 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 168 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 169 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 170 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 171 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 172 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 173 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 174 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 175 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 176 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 177 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 178 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 32 species 179 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 180 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 181 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 182 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 183 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 184 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 185 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 186 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 187 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 188 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 189 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 190 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 191 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 192 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 193 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 194 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 195 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 196 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 197 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 198 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 199 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 200 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 201 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 202 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 203 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 204 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 205 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 206 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 207 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 208 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 209 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 210 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 211 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 212 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 213 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 214 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 215 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 216 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 217 DickcisselSpiza americana