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 Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
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
Darters - 1 species 35 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 36 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
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 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 45 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 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 WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 58 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 59 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 60 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 61 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 62 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 63 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 64 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 65 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 66 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 67 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 68 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 69 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 70 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 71 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 72 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 73 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 74 Purple MartinProgne subis
 75 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 1 species 76 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
Waxwings - 1 species 77 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 78 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 79 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 2 species 80 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 81 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 82 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 83 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 84 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 85 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 2 species 86 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 87 American RobinTurdus migratorius
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 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 92 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 93 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 94 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 95 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 96 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 97 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 98 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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