Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Catawba - 249 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 fusca
 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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 53 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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 - 10 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
Loons - 2 species 79 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 80 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 81 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Cormorants - 1 species 82 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 83 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 84 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 85 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 86 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 87 Great EgretArdea alba
 88 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 89 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 90 Green HeronButorides virescens
 91 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
 93 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 94 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 95 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 96 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 97 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 98 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 99 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 100 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 101 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 102 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 103 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 104 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 105 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 106 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 107 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 108 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 109 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 111 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 112 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 113 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 114 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 115 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 116 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 117 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 118 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 119 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 120 MerlinFalco columbarius
 121 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 122 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 123 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 124 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 125 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 126 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 127 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 128 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 129 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 130 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 131 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 132 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 133 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 134 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 135 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 136 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 137 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 138 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 139 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 140 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 141 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 142 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 143 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 144 Purple MartinProgne subis
 145 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 146 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 147 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 148 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 149 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 150 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 151 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 152 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 153 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 154 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 155 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 156 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 157 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 158 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 159 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 160 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 161 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 162 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 163 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 164 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 165 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 166 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 167 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 168 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 169 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 170 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 171 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 172 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 173 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 174 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 175 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 176 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 177 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 178 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 179 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 180 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 181 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 182 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 183 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 184 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 185 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 186 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 187 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 188 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 189 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 190 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 191 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 192 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 193 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 194 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 195 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 196 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 197 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 198 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 199 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 200 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 201 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 202 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 203 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 204 Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
 205 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 206 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 207 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 208 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 209 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 210 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 211 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 212 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 213 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 214 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 215 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 216 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 217 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 218 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 219 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 220 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 221 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 222 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 223 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 224 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 225 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 226 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 227 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 228 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 229 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 230 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 231 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 232 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 233 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 234 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 235 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 236 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 237 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 238 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 239 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 240 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 241 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 242 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 243 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 244 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 245 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 246 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 247 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 248 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 249 DickcisselSpiza americana