Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Catawba - 254 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 - 2 species 32 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 33 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Grebes - 3 species 34 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 35 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 36 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 37 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 38 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 39 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 40 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 41 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 42 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 43 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 44 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 45 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 46 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 47 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 48 Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 49 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 50 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 51 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 52 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 53 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 54 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 55 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 15 species 56 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 57 SanderlingCalidris alba
 58 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 59 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 60 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 61 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 62 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 63 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 64 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 65 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 66 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 67 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 68 WilletTringa semipalmata
 69 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 70 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 71 Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
 72 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 73 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 74 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 75 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 76 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 77 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 78 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 79 Black TernChlidonias niger
 80 Common TernSterna hirundo
 81 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 82 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 83 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 84 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 85 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Darters - 1 species 86 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 87 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 88 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 89 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 90 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 91 Great EgretArdea alba
 92 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 93 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 94 Green HeronButorides virescens
 95 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 96 White IbisEudocimus albus
 97 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 98 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 99 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 100 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 101 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 102 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 103 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 104 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 105 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 106 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 107 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 108 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 109 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 110 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 111 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 112 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 113 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 114 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 115 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 116 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 117 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 118 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 119 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 120 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 121 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 122 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 123 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 124 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 125 MerlinFalco columbarius
 126 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 127 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 128 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 129 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 130 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 131 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 132 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 133 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 134 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 135 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 136 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 137 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 138 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 139 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 140 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 141 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 142 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 143 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 144 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 145 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 146 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 147 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 148 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 149 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 150 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 151 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 152 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 153 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 154 Purple MartinProgne subis
 155 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 156 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 157 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 158 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 159 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 160 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 161 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 162 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 163 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 164 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 165 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 166 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 167 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 168 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 169 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 170 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 171 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 172 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 173 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 174 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 175 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 176 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 177 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 178 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 179 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 180 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 181 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 182 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 183 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 184 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 185 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 186 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 187 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 188 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 189 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 190 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 191 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 192 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 193 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 194 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 195 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 196 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 197 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 198 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 199 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 200 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 201 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 202 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 203 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 204 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 205 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 206 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 207 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 208 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 209 Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
 210 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 211 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 212 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 213 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 214 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 215 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 216 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 217 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 218 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 219 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 220 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 221 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 222 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 223 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 224 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 225 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 226 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 227 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 228 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 229 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 230 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 231 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 232 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 233 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 234 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 235 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 236 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 237 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 238 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 239 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 240 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 241 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 242 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 243 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 244 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 245 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 246 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 247 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 248 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 249 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 250 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 251 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 252 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 253 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 254 DickcisselSpiza americana