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 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 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 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 - 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 hudsonius
 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 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 226 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 227 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 228 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 229 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 230 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 231 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 232 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 233 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 234 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 18 species 235 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 236 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 237 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 238 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 239 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 240 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 241 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 242 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 243 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 244 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 245 Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
 246 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 247 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 248 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 249 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 250 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 251 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 252 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 253 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 254 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 255 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 256 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 257 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 258 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 259 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 260 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 261 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 262 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 37 species 263 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 264 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 265 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 266 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 267 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 268 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 269 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 270 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 271 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 272 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 273 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 274 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 275 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 276 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 277 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 278 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 279 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 280 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 281 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 282 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 283 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 284 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 285 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 286 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 287 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 288 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 289 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 290 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 291 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 292 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 293 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 294 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 295 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 296 Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
 297 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 298 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 299 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 10 species 300 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 301 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 302 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 303 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 304 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 305 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 306 Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
 307 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 308 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 309 DickcisselSpiza americana