Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Durham - 302 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 30 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 BrantBranta bernicla
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 7 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 8 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 9 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 10 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 11 GadwallMareca strepera
 12 American WigeonMareca americana
 13 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 14 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 15 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 16 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 17 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 18 RedheadAythya americana
 19 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 20 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 21 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 22 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 23 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 24 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 25 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 26 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 27 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 28 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 29 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 30 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 31 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 32 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 33 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 34 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 35 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 36 Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Doves - 4 species 37 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 38 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 39 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 40 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 41 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 42 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 43 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 44 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 45 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 46 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 47 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 6 species 48 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 49 King RailRallus elegans
 50 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 51 SoraPorzana carolina
 52 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 53 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 54 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 55 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 56 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 5 species 57 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 58 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 59 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 60 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 61 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 28 species 62 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 63 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 64 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 65 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 66 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 67 RuffCalidris pugnax
 68 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 69 SanderlingCalidris alba
 70 DunlinCalidris alpina
 71 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 72 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 73 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 74 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 75 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 76 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 77 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 78 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 79 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 80 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 81 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 82 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 83 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 84 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 85 WilletTringa semipalmata
 86 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 87 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 88 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 89 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 2 species 90 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
 91 Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Gulls & Terns - 16 species 92 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 93 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 94 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 95 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 96 Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
 97 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 98 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 99 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 100 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 101 Least TernSternula antillarum
 102 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 103 Black TernChlidonias niger
 104 Common TernSterna hirundo
 105 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 106 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 107 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Loons - 2 species 108 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 109 Common LoonGavia immer
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 110 Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Storks - 1 species 111 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 112 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 113 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 2 species 114 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 115 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 116 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 2 species 117 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 118 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 119 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 120 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 121 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 122 Great EgretArdea alba
 123 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 124 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 125 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 126 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 127 Green HeronButorides virescens
 128 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 129 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 130 White IbisEudocimus albus
 131 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 132 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 133 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 134 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 135 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 136 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 137 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 138 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 139 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 140 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 141 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 142 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 143 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 144 Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
 145 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 146 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 147 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 148 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 149 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 150 Barred OwlStrix varia
 151 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 152 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 153 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 154 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 155 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 156 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 157 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 158 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 159 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 160 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 161 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 162 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 163 MerlinFalco columbarius
 164 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 165 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 166 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 167 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 168 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 169 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 170 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 171 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 172 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 173 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 174 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 175 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 176 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 177 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 178 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 179 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 180 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 181 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 182 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 183 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 184 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 185 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 186 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 187 Purple MartinProgne subis
 188 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 189 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 190 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 191 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 192 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 193 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 194 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 195 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 196 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 197 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 198 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 199 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 200 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 201 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 202 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 203 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 204 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 205 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 206 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 207 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 208 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 209 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 210 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 211 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 212 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 213 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 214 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 215 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 216 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 217 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 218 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 219 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 220 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 221 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 8 species 222 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 223 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 224 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 225 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 226 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 227 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 228 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 229 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 19 species 230 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 231 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 232 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 233 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 234 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 235 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 236 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 237 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 238 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 239 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 240 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 241 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 242 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 243 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 244 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 245 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 246 Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
 247 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 248 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 249 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 250 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 251 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 252 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 253 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 254 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 255 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 256 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 257 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 258 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 35 species 259 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 260 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 261 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 262 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 263 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 264 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 265 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 266 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 267 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 268 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 269 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 270 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 271 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 272 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 273 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 274 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 275 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 276 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 277 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 278 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 279 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 280 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 281 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 282 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 283 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 284 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 285 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 286 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 287 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 288 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 289 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 290 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 291 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 292 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 293 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 294 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 295 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 296 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 297 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 298 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 299 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 300 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 301 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 302 DickcisselSpiza americana