Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Chatham - 310 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 31 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 BrantBranta bernicla
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
 7 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 8 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 9 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 10 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 11 GadwallMareca strepera
 12 American WigeonMareca americana
 13 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 14 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 15 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 16 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 17 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 18 RedheadAythya americana
 19 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 20 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 21 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 22 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 23 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 24 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 25 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 26 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 27 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 28 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 29 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 30 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 31 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 32 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 33 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 34 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Grebes - 4 species 35 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 36 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 37 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 38 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 39 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 40 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 41 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 42 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 43 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 44 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 45 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 46 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 47 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 48 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 49 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 7 species 50 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 51 King RailRallus elegans
 52 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 53 SoraPorzana carolina
 54 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 55 American CootFulica americana
 56 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Cranes - 1 species 57 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 58 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 59 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 6 species 60 Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
 61 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 62 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 63 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 64 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 65 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
Sandpipers - 28 species 66 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 67 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 68 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 69 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 70 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 71 RuffCalidris pugnax
 72 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 73 SanderlingCalidris alba
 74 DunlinCalidris alpina
 75 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 76 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 77 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 78 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 79 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 80 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 81 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 82 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 83 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 84 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 85 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 86 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 87 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 88 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 89 WilletTringa semipalmata
 90 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 91 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 92 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 93 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 2 species 94 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
 95 Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Auks - 1 species 96 Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdix
Gulls & Terns - 22 species 97 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 98 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 99 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 100 Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
 101 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 102 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 103 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 104 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 105 Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
 106 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 107 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 108 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 109 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 110 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 111 Least TernSternula antillarum
 112 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 113 Black TernChlidonias niger
 114 Common TernSterna hirundo
 115 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 116 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 117 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 118 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Tropicbirds - 1 species 119 White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Loons - 2 species 120 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 121 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 122 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 123 Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhous
Petrels & Shearwaters - 2 species 124 Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitata
 125 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storks - 1 species 126 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 127 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 128 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 3 species 129 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 130 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
 131 Neotropic CormorantNannopterum brasilianum
Pelicans - 1 species 132 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 133 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 134 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 135 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 136 Great EgretArdea alba
 137 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 138 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 139 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 140 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 141 Green HeronButorides virescens
 142 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 143 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 144 White IbisEudocimus albus
 145 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 146 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 147 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 148 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 149 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 12 species 150 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 151 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 152 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 153 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 154 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 155 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 156 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 157 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 158 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 159 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 160 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 161 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 162 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 163 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 164 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 165 Barred OwlStrix varia
 166 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 167 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 168 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 169 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 170 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 171 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 172 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 173 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 174 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 175 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 176 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 177 MerlinFalco columbarius
 178 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 12 species 179 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 180 Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
 181 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 182 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 183 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 184 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 185 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 186 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 187 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 188 Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
 189 Pacific-slope/Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis/occidentalis
 190 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 191 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 192 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 193 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 194 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 195 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 196 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 197 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 198 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 199 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 200 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 201 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 202 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 203 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 204 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 205 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 206 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 207 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 208 Purple MartinProgne subis
 209 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 210 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 211 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 212 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 213 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 214 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 215 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 216 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 217 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 218 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 219 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 220 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 221 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 222 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 223 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 224 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 225 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 226 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 227 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 228 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 229 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 230 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 231 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 232 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 233 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 234 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 235 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 236 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 237 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 238 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 239 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 240 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 241 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 3 species 242 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 243 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 244 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 245 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 246 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 247 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 248 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 249 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 250 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 251 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 252 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 253 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 254 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 255 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 256 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 257 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 258 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 259 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 260 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 261 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 262 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 263 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 264 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 265 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 266 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 267 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 268 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 35 species 269 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 270 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 271 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 272 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 273 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 274 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 275 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 276 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 277 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 278 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 279 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 280 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 281 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 282 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 283 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 284 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 285 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 286 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 287 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 288 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 289 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 290 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 291 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 292 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 293 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 294 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 295 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 296 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 297 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 298 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 299 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 300 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 301 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 302 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 303 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 304 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 305 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 306 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 307 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 308 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 309 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 310 DickcisselSpiza americana