Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Haywood - 241 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 27 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 21 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 22 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 23 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 24 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 25 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 26 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 27 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 28 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 29 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 30 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 3 species 31 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 32 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 33 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 34 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 35 Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 39 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Swifts - 2 species 40 Cypseloides Swift sp.Cypseloides sp.
 41 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 42 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 43 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
 44 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 45 SoraPorzana carolina
 46 American CootFulica americana
 47 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Cranes - 1 species 48 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 49 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 50 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 51 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 52 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 11 species 53 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 54 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 55 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 56 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 57 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 58 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 59 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 60 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 61 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 62 WilletTringa semipalmata
 63 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 11 species 64 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 65 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 66 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 67 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 68 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 69 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 70 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 71 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 72 Black TernChlidonias niger
 73 Common TernSterna hirundo
 74 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 75 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 76 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 77 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 78 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 79 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 80 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 81 Great EgretArdea alba
 82 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 83 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 84 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 85 Green HeronButorides virescens
 86 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 87 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 88 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 89 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 90 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 12 species 91 White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
 92 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 93 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 94 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 95 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 96 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 97 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 98 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 99 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 100 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 101 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 102 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 103 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 104 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 105 Barred OwlStrix varia
 106 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 107 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 108 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 109 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 110 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 111 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 112 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 113 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 114 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 115 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 116 MerlinFalco columbarius
 117 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 9 species 118 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 119 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 120 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 121 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 122 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 123 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 124 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 125 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 126 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 127 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 128 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 129 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 130 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 131 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 132 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 133 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 134 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 135 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 136 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 137 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 138 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 5 species 139 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 140 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 141 Purple MartinProgne subis
 142 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 143 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 144 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 145 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 146 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 147 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 148 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 149 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 150 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 151 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 152 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 153 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 154 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 155 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 156 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 157 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 158 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 159 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 160 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 161 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 162 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 163 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 164 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 165 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 166 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 167 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 168 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 169 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 170 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 171 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 172 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 173 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 174 Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 175 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 176 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 177 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 178 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 179 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 180 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 181 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 182 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 183 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 184 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 185 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 186 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 187 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 188 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 189 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 190 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 191 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 192 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 193 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 194 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 195 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 196 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 197 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 198 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 37 species 199 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 200 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 201 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 202 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 203 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 204 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 205 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 206 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 207 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 208 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 209 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 210 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 211 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 212 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 213 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 214 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 215 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 216 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 217 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 218 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 219 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 220 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 221 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 222 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 223 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 224 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 225 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 226 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 227 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 228 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 229 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 230 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 231 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 232 Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
 233 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 234 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 235 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 236 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 237 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 238 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 239 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 240 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 241 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea