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