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