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 - 154 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 13 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 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
New World Quails - 1 species 14 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 16 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 1 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 18 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 19 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 20 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 21 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 22 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 23 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 24 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 25 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 26 Virginia RailRallus limicola
Cranes - 1 species 27 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 28 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 29 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 30 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 31 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 32 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 33 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 34 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 35 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 36 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 37 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 38 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 39 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 40 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 41 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 42 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 43 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 44 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 45 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 46 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 47 Barred OwlStrix varia
 48 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 49 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 6 species 50 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 51 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 52 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 53 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 54 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 55 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 56 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 57 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 58 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 59 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 60 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 61 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 62 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 63 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 64 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 65 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 66 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 67 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 68 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 69 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 70 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 71 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 72 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 5 species 73 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 74 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 75 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 76 Purple MartinProgne subis
 77 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 78 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 79 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 80 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 81 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 82 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 83 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 84 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 85 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
 86 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 87 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 88 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 89 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 90 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 91 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 92 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 93 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 94 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 95 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 96 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 97 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 98 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 99 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 100 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 101 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 102 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 103 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 104 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 7 species 105 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 106 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 107 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 108 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 109 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 110 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 111 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 112 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 113 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 114 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 115 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 116 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 32 species 117 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 118 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 119 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 120 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 121 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 122 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 123 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 124 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 125 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 126 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 127 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 128 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 129 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 130 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 131 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 132 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 133 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 134 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 135 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 136 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 137 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 138 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 139 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 140 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 141 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 142 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 143 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 144 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 145 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 146 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 147 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 148 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 149 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 150 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 151 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 152 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 153 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 154 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea