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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Graham - 153 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 12 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 4 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 8 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 9 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 10 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 11 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 12 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
New World Quails - 1 species 13 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 14 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 16 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 17 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 18 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 19 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 20 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 21 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 22 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 23 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 24 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 25 Virginia RailRallus limicola
Cranes - 1 species 26 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 27 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 28 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 29 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 30 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 31 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 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 - 8 species 36 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 37 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 38 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 39 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 40 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 41 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 42 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 43 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Owls - 4 species 44 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 45 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 46 Barred OwlStrix varia
 47 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 48 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 6 species 49 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 50 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 51 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 52 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 53 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 54 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 55 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 56 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 57 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 58 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 59 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 60 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 61 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Vireos - 5 species 62 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 63 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 64 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 65 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 66 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 67 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 68 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 69 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 70 Purple MartinProgne subis
 71 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 72 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 73 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 74 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 75 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 76 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 77 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 78 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 79 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 80 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 81 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 82 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 83 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 84 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 85 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 86 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 87 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 88 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 89 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 90 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 91 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 92 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 93 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 94 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 95 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 96 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 97 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 98 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 99 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 100 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 101 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 102 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 103 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 7 species 104 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 105 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 106 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 107 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 108 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 109 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 110 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 111 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 112 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 113 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 114 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 115 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 32 species 116 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 117 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 118 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 119 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 120 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 121 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 122 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 123 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 124 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 125 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 126 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 127 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 128 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 129 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 130 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 131 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 132 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 133 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 134 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 135 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 136 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 137 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 138 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 139 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 140 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 141 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 142 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 143 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 144 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 145 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 146 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 147 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 148 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 149 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 150 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 151 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 152 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 153 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea