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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Davidson - 160 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 18 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 GadwallMareca strepera
 4 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 9 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 10 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 11 RedheadAythya americana
 12 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 13 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 14 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 15 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 16 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 17 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 18 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 19 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 20 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 21 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 22 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 23 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 24 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 25 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 26 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 27 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 28 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 29 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 30 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 31 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 6 species 32 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 33 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 34 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 35 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 36 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 37 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 38 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 39 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 40 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 41 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 42 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 2 species 43 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 44 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 45 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 46 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 47 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 48 Great EgretArdea alba
 49 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 50 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 51 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 52 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 53 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 54 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 55 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 56 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 57 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 58 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 59 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 60 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 61 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 62 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 63 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 64 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 65 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 66 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 67 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 68 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 69 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 70 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 71 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 72 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 73 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 74 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 75 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 76 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 77 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 78 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 79 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 80 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 81 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 82 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 83 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 84 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 85 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 86 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 87 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 88 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 89 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 90 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 5 species 91 Purple MartinProgne subis
 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 94 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 95 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 96 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 97 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 98 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 99 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 100 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 101 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 102 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 103 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 104 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 105 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 106 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 107 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 108 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 109 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 110 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 111 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 112 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 113 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 114 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 115 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 116 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 117 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 118 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 119 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 120 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 121 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 122 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 123 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 124 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 125 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 126 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 127 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 128 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 129 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 130 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 131 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 132 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 133 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 134 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 135 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 136 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 137 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 138 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 139 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 16 species 140 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 141 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 142 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 143 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 144 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 145 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 146 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 147 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 148 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 149 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 150 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 151 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 152 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 153 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 154 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 155 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 156 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 157 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 158 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 159 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 160 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea