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 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
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 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 74 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 75 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 76 Purple MartinProgne subis
 77 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 78 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
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 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 107 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 108 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 109 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 110 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 111 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 112 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 113 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 114 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 115 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 116 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 117 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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