Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Catawba - 251 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 29 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 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 Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 21 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 22 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 23 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 24 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 25 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 26 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 27 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 28 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 29 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 30 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 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 - 3 species 40 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 41 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 42 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 43 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 44 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 45 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 46 Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 47 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 48 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 49 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 50 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 51 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 52 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 53 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 15 species 54 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 55 SanderlingCalidris alba
 56 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 57 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 58 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 59 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 60 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 61 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 62 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 63 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 64 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 65 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 66 WilletTringa semipalmata
 67 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 68 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 11 species 69 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 70 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 71 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 72 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 73 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 74 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 75 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 76 Black TernChlidonias niger
 77 Common TernSterna hirundo
 78 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 79 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 80 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 81 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 82 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Darters - 1 species 83 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 84 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 85 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 86 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 87 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 88 Great EgretArdea alba
 89 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 90 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 91 Green HeronButorides virescens
 92 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 93 White IbisEudocimus albus
 94 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 95 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 96 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 97 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 98 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 99 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 104 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 105 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 106 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 107 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 108 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 109 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 110 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 111 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 112 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 113 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 114 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 115 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 116 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 117 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 118 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 119 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 120 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 121 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 122 MerlinFalco columbarius
 123 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 124 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 125 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 126 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 127 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 128 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 129 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 130 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 131 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 132 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 133 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 134 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 135 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 136 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 137 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 138 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 139 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 140 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 141 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 142 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 143 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 144 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 145 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 146 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 147 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 148 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 149 Purple MartinProgne subis
 150 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 151 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 152 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 153 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 154 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 155 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 156 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 157 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 158 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 159 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 160 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 161 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 162 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 163 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 164 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 165 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 166 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 167 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 168 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 169 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 170 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 171 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 172 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 173 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 174 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 175 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 176 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 177 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 178 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 179 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 180 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 181 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 182 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 183 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 184 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 185 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 186 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 187 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 188 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 189 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 190 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 191 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 192 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 193 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 194 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 195 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 196 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 197 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 198 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 199 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 200 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 201 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 202 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 203 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 204 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 205 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 206 Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
 207 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 208 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 209 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 210 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 211 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 212 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 213 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 214 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 215 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 216 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 217 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 218 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 219 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 220 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 221 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 222 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 223 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 224 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 225 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 226 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 227 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 228 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 229 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 230 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 231 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 232 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 233 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 234 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 235 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 236 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 237 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 238 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 239 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 240 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 241 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 242 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 243 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 244 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 245 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 246 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 247 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 248 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 249 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 250 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 251 DickcisselSpiza americana