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