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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Franklin - 155 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 15 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 GadwallMareca strepera
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 8 RedheadAythya americana
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 11 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 12 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 13 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 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 King RailRallus elegans
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 25 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
Plovers - 2 species 26 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
 27 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 11 species 28 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 29 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 30 SanderlingCalidris alba
 31 DunlinCalidris alpina
 32 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 33 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 34 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 35 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 36 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 37 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 38 WilletTringa semipalmata
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 39 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 40 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Cormorants - 1 species 41 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 42 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 43 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 44 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 45 Great EgretArdea alba
 46 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 47 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 48 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 49 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 50 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 51 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 52 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 53 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 54 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 55 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 56 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 57 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 58 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 59 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 60 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 61 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 62 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 63 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 64 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 65 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 66 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 67 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 68 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 69 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 70 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 71 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 72 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 73 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 74 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 75 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 76 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 77 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 78 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 79 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 80 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 81 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 82 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 83 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 84 Purple MartinProgne subis
 85 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 86 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 87 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 88 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 89 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 90 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 91 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 92 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 93 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 94 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 95 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 96 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 97 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 98 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 99 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 100 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 101 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 102 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 103 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 104 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 105 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 106 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 107 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 108 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 109 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 110 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 111 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 112 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 113 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 114 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 115 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 116 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 117 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 118 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 119 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 120 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 121 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 122 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 123 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 124 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 125 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 126 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 127 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 128 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 129 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 130 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 131 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 132 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 133 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 134 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 135 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 136 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 137 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 138 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 139 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 140 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 141 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 142 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 143 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 144 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 145 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 146 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 147 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 148 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 149 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 150 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 151 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 152 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 153 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 154 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 155 DickcisselSpiza americana