Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Halifax - 240 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 22 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 10 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 16 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 17 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 18 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 19 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 20 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 21 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 22 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 23 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 24 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 25 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 26 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 27 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 4 species 28 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 29 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 30 Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
 31 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 32 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 33 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 34 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 35 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 36 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 37 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 38 King RailRallus elegans
 39 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 40 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 41 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 42 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 43 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 44 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 18 species 45 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 46 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 47 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 48 SanderlingCalidris alba
 49 DunlinCalidris alpina
 50 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 51 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 52 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 53 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 54 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 55 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 56 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 57 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 58 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 59 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 60 WilletTringa semipalmata
 61 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 62 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 63 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 64 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 65 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 66 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 67 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 68 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 69 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 70 Common TernSterna hirundo
 71 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
 72 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 73 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 74 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Tropicbirds - 1 species 75 White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Loons - 2 species 76 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 77 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 78 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Cormorants - 2 species 79 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 80 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 81 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 82 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 83 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 84 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 85 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 86 Great EgretArdea alba
 87 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 88 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 89 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 90 Green HeronButorides virescens
 91 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
 93 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 94 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 95 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 96 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 97 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 98 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 99 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 104 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 105 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 106 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
 107 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Owls - 4 species 108 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 109 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
 111 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 112 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 113 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 114 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 115 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 116 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 117 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 118 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 119 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 120 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 121 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 122 MerlinFalco columbarius
 123 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 124 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 125 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 126 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 127 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 128 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 129 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 130 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 131 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Shrikes - 1 species 132 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 133 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 134 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 135 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 136 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 137 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 138 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 139 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 140 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 141 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 142 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 143 Purple MartinProgne subis
 144 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 145 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 146 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 147 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 148 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 149 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 150 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 151 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 152 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 153 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 154 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 155 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 156 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 157 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 158 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 159 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 160 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 161 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 162 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 163 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 164 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 165 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 166 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 167 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 168 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 169 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 170 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 171 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 172 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 173 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 174 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 175 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 176 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 177 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 178 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 179 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 180 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 181 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 182 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 183 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 184 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 185 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 186 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 187 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 188 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 189 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 190 LeConte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
 191 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 192 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 193 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 194 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 195 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 196 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 197 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 198 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 199 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 200 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 201 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 202 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 203 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 204 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 205 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 206 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 28 species 207 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 208 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 209 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 210 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 211 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 212 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 213 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 214 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 215 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 216 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 217 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 218 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 219 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 220 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 221 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 222 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 223 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 224 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 225 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 226 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 227 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 228 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 229 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 230 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 231 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 232 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 233 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 234 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 235 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 236 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 237 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 238 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 239 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 240 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea