Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Guilford - 309 species

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