Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Chatham - 306 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 fusca
 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 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
 34 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
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 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 51 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 52 King RailRallus elegans
 53 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 54 SoraPorzana carolina
 55 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 56 American CootFulica americana
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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 64 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 65 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 124 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storks - 1 species 125 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 126 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 2 species 127 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 128 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 129 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 130 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 131 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 132 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 133 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 134 Great EgretArdea alba
 135 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 136 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 137 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 138 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 139 Green HeronButorides virescens
 140 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 141 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 142 White IbisEudocimus albus
 143 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 144 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 145 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 146 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 147 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 12 species 148 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 149 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 150 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 151 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 152 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 153 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 154 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 155 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 156 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 157 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 158 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 159 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 160 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 161 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 162 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 163 Barred OwlStrix varia
 164 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 165 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 166 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 167 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 168 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 169 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 170 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 171 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 172 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 173 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 174 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 175 MerlinFalco columbarius
 176 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 177 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 178 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 179 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 180 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 181 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 182 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 183 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 184 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 185 Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
 186 Pacific-slope/Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis/occidentalis
 187 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 188 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 189 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 190 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 191 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 192 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 193 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 194 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 195 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 196 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 197 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 198 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 199 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 200 Purple MartinProgne subis
 201 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 202 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 203 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 204 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 205 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 206 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 207 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 208 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 209 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 210 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 211 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 212 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 213 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 214 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 215 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 216 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 217 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 218 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 219 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 220 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 221 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 222 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 223 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 224 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 225 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 226 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 227 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 228 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 229 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 230 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 231 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 232 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 233 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 234 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 235 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 236 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 237 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 238 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 3 species 239 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 240 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 241 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 242 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 243 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 244 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 245 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 246 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 247 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 248 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 249 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 250 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 251 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 252 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 253 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 254 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 255 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 256 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 257 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 258 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 259 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 260 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 261 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 262 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 263 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 264 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 265 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 266 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 267 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 268 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 269 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 270 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 271 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 272 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 273 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 274 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 275 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 276 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 277 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 278 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 279 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 280 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 281 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 282 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 283 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 284 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 285 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 286 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 287 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 288 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 289 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 290 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 291 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 292 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 293 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 294 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 295 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 296 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 297 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 298 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 299 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 300 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 301 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 302 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 303 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 304 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 305 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 306 DickcisselSpiza americana