Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Caswell - 136 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 16 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 5 GadwallMareca strepera
 6 American WigeonMareca americana
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 9 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 10 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 11 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 12 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 13 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 14 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 15 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 16 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 17 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 18 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 19 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 20 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 21 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 22 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 23 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 24 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 25 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 26 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 27 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 28 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 30 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 31 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 33 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 34 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 35 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 36 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 37 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 38 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 39 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 40 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 41 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 42 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 43 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 44 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 45 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 46 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 47 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 48 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 49 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 50 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 51 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 52 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 53 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 54 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 55 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 56 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 57 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 58 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 59 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 60 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 61 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 62 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 63 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 64 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 65 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 66 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 67 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 68 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 69 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 2 species 70 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 71 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Swallows - 1 species 72 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 73 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 74 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 75 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 76 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 77 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 78 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 2 species 79 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 80 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 81 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 1 species 82 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 83 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 84 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 85 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 86 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 87 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 88 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 89 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 90 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 91 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 92 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 93 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 94 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 95 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 96 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 97 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 98 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 99 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 100 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 101 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 102 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 103 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 104 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 105 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 106 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 107 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 108 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 109 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 110 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 111 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 112 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 113 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 114 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 115 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 116 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 117 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 118 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 119 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 120 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 121 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 122 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 123 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 124 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 125 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 126 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 127 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 128 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 129 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 130 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 131 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 132 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 133 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 134 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 135 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 136 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea