Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Currituck - 296 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 34 species 1 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 5 BrantBranta bernicla
 6 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 7 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 8 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 9 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 10 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 11 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 12 Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
 13 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 14 GadwallMareca strepera
 15 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 16 American WigeonMareca americana
 17 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 18 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 19 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 20 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 21 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 22 RedheadAythya americana
 23 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 24 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 25 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 26 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 27 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 28 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 29 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 30 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 31 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 32 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 33 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 34 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 35 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 36 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 37 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 38 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 39 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 40 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 41 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 42 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 43 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 44 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 45 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 46 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 47 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 48 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 49 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 50 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 51 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 9 species 52 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 53 King RailRallus elegans
 54 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 55 SoraPorzana carolina
 56 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 57 American CootFulica americana
 58 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 59 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 60 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Cranes - 1 species 61 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 62 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 63 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 64 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 6 species 65 Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
 66 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 67 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 68 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 69 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 70 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Sandpipers - 23 species 71 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 72 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 73 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 74 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 75 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 76 SanderlingCalidris alba
 77 DunlinCalidris alpina
 78 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 79 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 80 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 81 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 82 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 83 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 84 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 85 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 86 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 87 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 88 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 89 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 90 WilletTringa semipalmata
 91 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 92 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 93 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 3 species 94 Great SkuaStercorarius skua
 95 South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
 96 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Auks - 3 species 97 DovekieAlle alle
 98 RazorbillAlca torda
 99 Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
Gulls & Terns - 22 species 100 Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
 101 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 102 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 103 Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
 104 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 105 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 106 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 107 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 108 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 109 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 110 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 111 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 112 Least TernSternula antillarum
 113 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 114 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 115 Black TernChlidonias niger
 116 Roseate TernSterna dougallii
 117 Common TernSterna hirundo
 118 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 119 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 120 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 121 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 3 species 122 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 123 Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
 124 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 125 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 126 Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castro
Petrels & Shearwaters - 3 species 127 Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
 128 Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
 129 Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Frigatebirds - 1 species 130 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 131 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 132 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 133 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 134 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 135 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 136 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 137 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 138 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 139 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 140 Great EgretArdea alba
 141 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 142 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 143 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 144 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 145 Green HeronButorides virescens
 146 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 147 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 148 White IbisEudocimus albus
 149 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 150 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 151 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 152 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 12 species 153 White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
 154 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 155 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 156 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 157 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 158 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 159 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 160 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 161 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 162 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 163 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 164 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 165 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 166 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 167 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 168 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 169 Barred OwlStrix varia
 170 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 171 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 172 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 173 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 174 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 175 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 176 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 177 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 178 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 179 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 180 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 181 MerlinFalco columbarius
 182 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 183 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 184 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 185 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 186 Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
 187 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 188 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 189 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 190 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 191 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 192 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 193 Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Vireos - 4 species 194 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 195 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 196 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 197 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 198 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 199 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 200 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 201 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 202 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 203 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 204 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 205 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 206 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 207 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 208 Purple MartinProgne subis
 209 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 210 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 211 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 212 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 213 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 214 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 215 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 216 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 217 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 218 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 219 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 220 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 221 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 222 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 223 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 224 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 225 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 226 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 227 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 228 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 229 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 230 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 231 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 232 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 2 species 233 American PipitAnthus rubescens
 234 Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueii
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 235 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 236 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 237 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 238 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 239 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 240 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 241 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 242 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 243 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 244 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 245 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 246 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 247 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 248 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 249 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 250 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 251 Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
 252 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 253 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 254 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 255 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 256 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 257 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 258 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 259 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 260 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 261 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 262 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 263 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 264 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 265 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 266 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 267 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 268 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 21 species 269 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 270 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 271 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 272 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 273 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 274 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 275 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 276 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 277 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 278 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 279 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 280 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 281 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 282 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 283 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 284 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 285 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 286 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 287 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 288 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 289 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 290 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 291 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 292 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 293 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 294 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 295 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 296 DickcisselSpiza americana