Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Harnett - 181 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 14 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 10 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 14 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 15 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 18 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 19 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 22 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 23 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 24 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 25 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 26 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 27 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 28 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
Cranes - 1 species 29 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 30 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 31 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 2 species 32 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 33 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 9 species 34 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 35 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 36 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 37 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 38 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 39 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 40 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 41 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 42 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 43 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 44 Common TernSterna hirundo
 45 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Darters - 1 species 46 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 47 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 48 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 49 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 50 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 51 Great EgretArdea alba
 52 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 53 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 54 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 55 Green HeronButorides virescens
 56 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 57 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 58 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 59 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 60 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 61 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 62 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 63 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 64 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 65 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 66 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 67 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 68 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 69 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 70 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 71 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 72 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 73 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 74 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 75 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 76 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 77 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 78 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 79 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 80 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 81 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 82 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 83 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 84 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 85 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 86 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 87 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 88 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 89 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 90 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vireos - 4 species 91 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 92 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 93 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 94 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 95 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 96 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 97 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 98 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 99 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 100 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 101 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 102 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 103 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 104 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 105 Purple MartinProgne subis
 106 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 107 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 108 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 109 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 110 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 111 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 112 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 113 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 114 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 115 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 116 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 117 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 118 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 119 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 120 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 121 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 122 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 123 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 124 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 125 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 126 American RobinTurdus migratorius
 127 Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 128 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 129 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 130 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 131 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 132 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 133 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 134 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 135 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 136 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 137 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 138 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 139 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 140 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 141 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 142 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 143 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 144 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 145 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 146 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 147 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 148 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 149 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 150 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 151 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 152 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 153 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 154 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 155 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 20 species 156 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 157 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 158 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 159 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 160 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 161 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 162 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 163 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 164 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 165 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 166 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 167 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 168 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 169 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 170 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 171 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 172 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 173 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 174 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 175 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 176 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 177 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 178 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 179 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 180 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 181 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea