Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Henderson - 284 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 fusca
 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 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 32 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
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 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 52 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 53 American CootFulica americana
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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 59 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 60 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 26 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 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 68 SanderlingCalidris alba
 69 DunlinCalidris alpina
 70 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 71 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 72 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 73 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 74 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 75 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 76 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 77 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 78 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 79 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 80 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 81 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 82 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 83 WilletTringa semipalmata
 84 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 85 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 86 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 87 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 88 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 89 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 90 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 91 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 92 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 93 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 94 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 95 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 96 Black TernChlidonias niger
 97 Common TernSterna hirundo
 98 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 99 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 100 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 101 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 102 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 103 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 104 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 105 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 106 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 107 Great EgretArdea alba
 108 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 109 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 110 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 111 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 112 Green HeronButorides virescens
 113 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 114 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 115 White IbisEudocimus albus
 116 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 117 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 118 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 119 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 120 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 121 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 122 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 123 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 124 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 125 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 126 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 127 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 128 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 129 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 130 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 131 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 132 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 133 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 134 Barred OwlStrix varia
 135 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 136 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 137 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 138 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 139 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 140 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 141 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 142 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 143 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 144 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 145 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 146 MerlinFalco columbarius
 147 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 11 species 148 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 149 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 150 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 151 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 152 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 153 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 154 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 155 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 156 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 157 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 158 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 159 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 160 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 161 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 162 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 163 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 164 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 165 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 166 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 167 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 168 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 169 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 170 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 171 Purple MartinProgne subis
 172 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 173 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 174 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 175 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 176 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 177 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 178 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 179 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 180 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 181 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 182 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 183 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 184 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 185 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 186 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 187 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 188 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 189 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 190 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 191 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 192 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 193 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 194 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 195 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 196 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 197 American RobinTurdus migratorius
 198 Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 199 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 200 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 201 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 202 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 203 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 204 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 205 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 206 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 207 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 208 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 209 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 3 species 210 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 211 Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
 212 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 18 species 213 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 214 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 215 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 216 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 217 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 218 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 219 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 220 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 221 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 222 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 223 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 224 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 225 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 226 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 227 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 228 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 229 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 230 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 231 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 232 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 233 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 234 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 235 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 236 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 237 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 238 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 239 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 240 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 241 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 35 species 242 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 243 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 244 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 245 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 246 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 247 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 248 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 249 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 250 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 251 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 252 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 253 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 254 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 255 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 256 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 257 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 258 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 259 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 260 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 261 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 262 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 263 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 264 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 265 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 266 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 267 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 268 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 269 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 270 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 271 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 272 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 273 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 274 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 275 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 276 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 277 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 278 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 279 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 280 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 281 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 282 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 283 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 284 DickcisselSpiza americana