Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
Email Harry LeGrand with any questions. If you would like to submit a record for a species that you have personally sighted in a county not listed for that species, click this link.
Search by:
Search by:

Catawba - 253 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 30 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 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 Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula
 14 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 15 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 16 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 17 RedheadAythya americana
 18 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 19 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 20 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 21 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 22 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 23 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 24 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 25 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 26 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 27 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 28 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 29 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 30 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 31 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 32 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 33 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 34 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 35 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 36 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 37 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 38 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 39 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 40 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 41 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 42 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 43 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 44 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 45 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 46 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 47 Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 48 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 49 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 50 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 51 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 52 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 53 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 54 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 15 species 55 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 56 SanderlingCalidris alba
 57 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 58 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 59 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 60 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 61 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 62 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 63 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 64 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 65 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 66 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 67 WilletTringa semipalmata
 68 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 69 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 70 Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
 71 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 72 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 73 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 74 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 75 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 76 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 77 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 78 Black TernChlidonias niger
 79 Common TernSterna hirundo
 80 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 81 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 82 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 83 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 84 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Darters - 1 species 85 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 86 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 87 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 88 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 89 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 90 Great EgretArdea alba
 91 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 92 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 93 Green HeronButorides virescens
 94 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 95 White IbisEudocimus albus
 96 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 97 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 98 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 99 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 100 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 101 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 102 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 103 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 104 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 105 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 106 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 107 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 108 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 109 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 110 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 111 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 112 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 113 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 114 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 115 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 116 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 117 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 118 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 119 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 120 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 121 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 122 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 123 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 124 MerlinFalco columbarius
 125 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 126 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 127 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 128 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 129 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 130 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 131 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 132 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 133 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 134 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 135 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 136 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 137 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 138 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 139 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 140 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 141 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 142 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 143 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 144 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 145 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 146 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 147 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 148 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 149 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 150 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 151 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 152 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 153 Purple MartinProgne subis
 154 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 155 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 156 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 157 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 158 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 159 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 160 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 161 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 162 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 163 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 164 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 165 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 166 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 167 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 168 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 169 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 170 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 171 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 172 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 173 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 174 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 175 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 176 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 177 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 178 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 179 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 180 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 181 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 182 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 183 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 184 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 185 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 186 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 187 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 188 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 189 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 190 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 191 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 192 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 193 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 194 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 195 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 196 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 197 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 198 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 199 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 200 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 201 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 202 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 203 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 204 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 205 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 206 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 207 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 208 Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
 209 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 210 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 211 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 212 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 213 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 214 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 215 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 216 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 217 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 218 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 219 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 220 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 221 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 222 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 223 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 224 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 225 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 226 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 227 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 228 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 229 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 230 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 231 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 232 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 233 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 234 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 235 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 236 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 237 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 238 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 239 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 240 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 241 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 242 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 243 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 244 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 245 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 246 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 247 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 248 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 249 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 250 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 251 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 252 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 253 DickcisselSpiza americana