Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Caldwell - 216 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 fusca
 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 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 31 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
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 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 45 SoraPorzana carolina
 46 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 47 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 48 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 49 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 50 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 8 species 51 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 52 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 53 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 54 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 55 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 56 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 57 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 58 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 59 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 60 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 61 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 62 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 63 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 64 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 65 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 66 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 67 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 68 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 69 Great EgretArdea alba
 70 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 71 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 72 Green HeronButorides virescens
 73 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 74 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 75 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 76 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 77 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 78 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 79 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 80 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 81 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 82 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 83 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 84 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 85 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 86 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 87 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 88 Barred OwlStrix varia
 89 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 90 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 91 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 92 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 93 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 94 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 95 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 96 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 97 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 98 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 99 MerlinFalco columbarius
 100 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 101 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 102 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 103 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 104 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 105 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 106 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 107 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 108 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 109 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 110 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 111 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 112 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 113 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 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 - 4 species 132 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 133 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 134 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 135 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 136 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 137 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 138 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 139 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 140 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 141 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 142 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 143 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 144 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 145 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 146 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 147 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 148 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 149 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 150 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 151 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 152 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 153 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 154 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 155 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 156 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 157 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 158 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 159 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 160 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 161 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 162 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 163 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 164 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 165 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 166 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 167 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 168 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 169 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 170 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 171 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 172 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 173 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 174 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 175 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 176 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 177 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 32 species 178 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 179 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 180 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 181 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 182 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 183 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 184 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 185 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 186 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 187 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 188 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 189 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 190 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 191 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 192 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 193 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 194 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 195 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 196 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 197 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 198 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 199 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 200 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 201 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 202 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 203 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 204 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 205 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 206 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 207 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 208 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 209 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 210 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 211 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 212 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 213 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 214 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 215 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 216 DickcisselSpiza americana