Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Henderson - 286 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 29 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 5 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 6 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 7 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 8 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 9 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 10 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 11 GadwallMareca strepera
 12 American WigeonMareca americana
 13 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 14 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 15 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 16 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 17 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 18 RedheadAythya americana
 19 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 20 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 21 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 22 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 23 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 24 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 25 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 26 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 27 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 28 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 29 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 30 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 31 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 32 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 4 species 33 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 34 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 35 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 36 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 37 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 38 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 39 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 40 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 41 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 42 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 43 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 44 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 45 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 46 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 47 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 6 species 48 King RailRallus elegans
 49 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 50 SoraPorzana carolina
 51 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 52 American CootFulica americana
 53 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Cranes - 1 species 54 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 55 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
Plovers - 5 species 56 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 57 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 58 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 59 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 60 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
Sandpipers - 27 species 61 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 62 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 63 Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
 64 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 65 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 66 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 67 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 68 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 69 SanderlingCalidris alba
 70 DunlinCalidris alpina
 71 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 72 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 73 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 74 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 75 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 76 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 77 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 78 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 79 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 80 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 81 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 82 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 83 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 84 WilletTringa semipalmata
 85 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 86 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 87 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 88 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 89 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 90 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 91 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 92 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 93 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 94 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 95 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 96 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 97 Black TernChlidonias niger
 98 Common TernSterna hirundo
 99 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 100 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 101 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 102 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 103 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 104 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 105 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 106 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 107 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 108 Great EgretArdea alba
 109 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 110 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 111 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 112 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 113 Green HeronButorides virescens
 114 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 115 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 116 White IbisEudocimus albus
 117 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 118 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 119 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 120 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 121 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 122 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 123 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 124 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 125 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 126 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 127 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 128 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 129 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 130 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 131 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 132 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 133 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 134 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 135 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 136 Barred OwlStrix varia
 137 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 138 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 139 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 140 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 141 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 142 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 143 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 144 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 145 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 146 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 147 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 148 MerlinFalco columbarius
 149 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 150 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 151 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 152 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 153 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 154 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 155 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 156 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 157 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 158 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 159 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 160 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 161 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 162 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 163 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 164 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 165 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 166 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 167 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 168 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 169 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 170 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 171 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 172 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 173 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 174 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 175 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 176 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 177 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 178 Purple MartinProgne subis
 179 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 180 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 181 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 182 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 183 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 184 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 185 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 186 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 187 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 188 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 189 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 190 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 191 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 192 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 193 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 194 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 195 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 196 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 197 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 8 species 198 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 199 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 200 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 201 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 202 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 203 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 204 American RobinTurdus migratorius
 205 Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 206 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 207 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 208 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 209 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 210 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 211 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 3 species 212 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 213 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 214 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 18 species 215 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 216 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 217 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 218 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 219 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 220 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 221 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 222 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 223 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 224 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 225 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 226 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 227 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 228 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 229 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 230 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 231 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 232 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 233 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 234 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 235 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 236 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 237 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 238 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 239 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 240 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 241 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 242 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 243 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 35 species 244 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 245 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 246 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 247 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 248 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 249 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 250 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 251 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 252 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 253 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 254 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 255 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 256 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 257 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 258 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 259 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 260 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 261 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 262 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 263 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 264 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 265 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 266 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 267 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 268 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 269 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 270 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 271 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 272 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 273 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 274 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 275 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 276 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 277 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 278 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 279 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 280 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 281 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 282 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 283 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 284 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 285 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 286 DickcisselSpiza americana