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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Clay - 127 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 12 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 American WigeonMareca americana
 4 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 5 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 6 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 7 RedheadAythya americana
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 10 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 13 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 14 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 1 species 15 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 16 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 17 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 18 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Goatsuckers - 1 species 19 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Swifts - 1 species 20 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 21 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 22 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 23 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 24 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 25 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 26 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 27 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 28 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 29 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 30 Great EgretArdea alba
New World Vultures - 2 species 31 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 32 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 33 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 6 species 34 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 35 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 36 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 37 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 38 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 39 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 40 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 41 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 42 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 43 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 44 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 45 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 46 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 47 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 48 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 49 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 50 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 51 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 52 MerlinFalco columbarius
 53 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 54 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 55 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 56 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 57 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 58 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 59 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 60 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 61 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 62 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 63 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 64 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 65 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 66 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 67 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 3 species 68 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 69 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 70 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 71 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 72 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 73 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 74 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 75 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 76 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 77 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 78 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 79 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 80 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 81 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 82 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 83 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 84 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 85 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 86 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 87 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 88 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 89 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 90 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 91 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 92 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 93 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 94 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 7 species 95 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 96 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 97 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 98 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 99 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 100 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 101 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 102 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 103 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 104 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 105 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 106 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 107 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 108 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 109 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 110 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 111 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 112 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 113 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 114 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 115 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 116 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 117 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 118 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 119 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 120 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 121 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 122 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 123 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 124 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 125 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 126 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 127 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea