Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Currituck - 291 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 fusca
 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 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 53 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 54 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 55 King RailRallus elegans
 56 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 57 SoraPorzana carolina
 58 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 59 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 60 American CootFulica americana
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 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
 68 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 69 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 70 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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-PetrelOceanodroma 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
Cormorants - 2 species 132 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 133 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 134 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 - 9 species 183 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 184 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 185 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 186 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 187 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 188 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 189 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 190 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 191 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 192 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 193 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 194 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 195 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 196 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 197 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 198 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 199 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 200 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 201 Purple MartinProgne subis
 202 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 203 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 204 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 205 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 206 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 207 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 208 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 209 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 210 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 211 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 212 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 213 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 214 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 215 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 216 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 217 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 218 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 219 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 220 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 221 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 222 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 223 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 224 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 225 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 226 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 227 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 228 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 229 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 230 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 2 species 231 American PipitAnthus rubescens
 232 Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueii
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 233 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 234 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 235 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 236 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 237 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 238 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 239 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 240 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 241 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 242 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 243 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 244 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 245 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 246 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 247 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 248 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 249 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 250 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 251 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 252 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 253 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 254 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 255 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 256 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 257 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 258 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 259 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 260 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 261 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 262 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 263 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 264 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 265 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 20 species 266 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 267 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 268 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 269 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 270 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 271 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 272 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 273 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 274 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 275 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 276 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 277 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 278 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 279 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 280 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 281 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 282 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 283 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 284 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 285 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 286 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 287 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 288 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 289 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 290 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 291 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea