Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Gaston - 211 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 25 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 13 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 14 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 15 RedheadAythya americana
 16 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 17 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 18 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 19 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 20 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 22 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 23 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 24 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 25 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 26 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 27 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 28 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 29 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 30 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 31 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 32 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 33 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 34 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 35 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 36 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 37 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 4 species 38 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 39 Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
 40 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 41 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 42 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 43 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 44 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 13 species 45 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 46 DunlinCalidris alpina
 47 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 48 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 49 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 50 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 51 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 52 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 53 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 54 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 55 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 56 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 57 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 6 species 58 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 59 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 60 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 61 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 62 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 63 Black TernChlidonias niger
Loons - 1 species 64 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 65 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 66 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 67 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 68 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 69 Great EgretArdea alba
 70 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 71 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 72 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 73 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 74 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 75 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 76 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 77 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 78 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 79 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 80 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 81 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 82 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 83 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 84 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 85 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 86 Barred OwlStrix varia
 87 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 88 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 89 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 90 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 91 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 92 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 93 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 94 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 95 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 96 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 97 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 98 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 99 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 100 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 101 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 102 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 103 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 104 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Shrikes - 1 species 105 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 106 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 107 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 108 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 109 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 110 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 111 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 112 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 113 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 114 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 115 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 116 Purple MartinProgne subis
 117 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 118 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 119 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 120 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 121 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 122 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 123 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 124 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 125 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 126 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 127 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 128 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 129 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 130 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 131 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 132 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 133 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 134 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 135 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 136 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 137 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 138 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 139 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 140 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 141 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 142 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 143 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 144 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 145 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 146 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 147 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 148 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 149 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 150 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 151 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 152 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 153 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 154 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 155 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 156 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 157 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 158 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 159 LeConte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
 160 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 161 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 162 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 163 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 164 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 165 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 166 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 167 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 168 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 169 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 170 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 171 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 172 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 173 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 174 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 175 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 176 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 177 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 178 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 179 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 180 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 181 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 182 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 183 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 184 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 185 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 186 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 187 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 188 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 189 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 190 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 191 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 192 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 193 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 194 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 195 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 196 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 197 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 198 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 199 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 200 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 201 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 202 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 203 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 204 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 205 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 206 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 207 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 208 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 209 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 210 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 211 DickcisselSpiza americana