Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Guilford - 311 species

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