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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Chowan - 115 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 14 species 1 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 13 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 14 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 15 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 18 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 22 Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Swifts - 1 species 23 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 24 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 25 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 26 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 27 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 1 species 28 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 29 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 30 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 31 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 32 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 33 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 34 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 35 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 36 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 37 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 38 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 39 Great EgretArdea alba
 40 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 41 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 42 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 43 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 5 species 44 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 45 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 46 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 47 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 48 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 49 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 50 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 51 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 52 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 53 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 54 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 55 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 56 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 57 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 58 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 59 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 60 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 61 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 62 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 63 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 64 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 65 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 66 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 67 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 68 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 69 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 4 species 70 Purple MartinProgne subis
 71 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 72 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 73 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 74 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 75 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 76 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 77 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 2 species 78 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 79 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Kinglets - 1 species 80 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 2 species 81 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 82 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 83 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 84 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 85 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 86 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 87 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 88 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 89 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 90 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 91 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 92 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 93 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 94 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 95 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 96 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 97 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 98 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 99 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 100 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 101 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 102 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 103 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 104 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 7 species 105 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 106 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 107 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 108 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 109 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 110 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 111 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 112 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 113 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 114 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 115 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris