Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Harnett - 179 species

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