Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Davie - 151 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 CormorantNannopterum auritum
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 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 37 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 38 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 39 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 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 WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 51 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates 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 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 58 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 59 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 60 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 61 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 62 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 63 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 64 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 65 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 66 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 67 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 68 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 69 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 70 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 71 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 72 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 73 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 74 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 75 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 76 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 77 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 78 Purple MartinProgne subis
 79 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 80 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 81 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 82 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 83 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 84 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 85 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 86 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 87 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 88 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 89 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 90 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 91 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 92 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 93 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 94 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 95 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 96 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 97 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 98 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 99 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 100 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 101 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 102 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 103 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 104 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 105 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 106 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 107 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 108 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 109 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 110 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 111 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 112 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 113 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 114 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 115 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 116 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 117 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 118 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 119 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 120 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 121 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 122 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 123 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 124 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 125 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 126 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 127 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 128 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 129 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 130 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 131 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 132 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 133 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 134 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 135 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 136 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 137 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 138 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 139 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 140 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 141 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 142 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 143 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 144 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 145 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 146 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 147 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 148 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 149 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 150 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 151 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea