Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Davie - 150 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 15 species 1 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 9 RedheadAythya americana
 10 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 14 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 15 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 16 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 17 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 18 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 22 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 23 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 24 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 25 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 1 species 26 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 27 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 28 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 29 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 30 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 31 Great EgretArdea alba
 32 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 33 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 34 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 35 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 36 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 37 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 38 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 39 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 40 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 41 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 42 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 43 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 44 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 45 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 46 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 47 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 48 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 49 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 50 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 51 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 52 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 53 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 54 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 55 MerlinFalco columbarius
Parrots - 1 species 56 Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 57 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 58 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 59 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 60 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 61 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 62 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 63 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 64 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 65 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 66 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 67 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 68 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 69 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 70 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 71 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 72 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 73 Purple MartinProgne subis
 74 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 75 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 76 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 77 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 78 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 79 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 80 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 81 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 82 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 83 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 84 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 85 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 86 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 87 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 88 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 89 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 90 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 91 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 92 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 93 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 94 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 95 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 96 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 97 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 98 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 99 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 100 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 101 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 102 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 103 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 104 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 105 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 106 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 107 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 108 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 109 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 110 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 111 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 112 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 113 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 114 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 115 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 116 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 117 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 118 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 119 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 120 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 121 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 122 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 123 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 124 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 125 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 126 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 127 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 128 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 129 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 130 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 131 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 132 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 133 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 134 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 135 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 136 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 137 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 138 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 139 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 140 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 141 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 142 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 143 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 144 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 145 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 146 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 147 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 148 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 149 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 150 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea