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.
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Cherokee - 134 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 9 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 4 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 5 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 6 RedheadAythya americana
 7 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 8 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 9 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 10 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 11 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 12 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 13 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 14 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 15 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 16 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 17 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 18 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 19 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 20 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 21 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 22 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 23 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Plovers - 1 species 24 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 2 species 25 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 26 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Loons - 1 species 27 Common LoonGavia immer
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 28 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 29 Great EgretArdea alba
 30 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 31 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 32 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 33 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 34 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 35 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 36 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 37 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 38 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 39 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 40 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 41 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 42 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 43 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 44 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 45 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 46 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 47 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 48 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 49 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 50 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 51 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 52 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 53 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 54 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 55 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 56 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 57 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 58 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 59 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 60 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 61 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Vireos - 3 species 62 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 63 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 64 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 2 species 65 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 66 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Swallows - 4 species 67 Purple MartinProgne subis
 68 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 69 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 70 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 71 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 72 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 73 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 74 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 3 species 75 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 76 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 77 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 78 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 79 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 80 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 3 species 81 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 82 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 83 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 84 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 85 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 86 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 87 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 88 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 89 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 90 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 91 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 92 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 93 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 94 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 95 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 96 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 97 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 98 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 99 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 100 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 101 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 102 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 103 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 104 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 105 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 106 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 107 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 108 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 109 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 110 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 111 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 112 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 113 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 114 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 115 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 116 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 117 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 118 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 119 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 120 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 121 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 122 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 123 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 124 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 125 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 126 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 127 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 128 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 129 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 130 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 131 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 132 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 133 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 134 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea