Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Hoke - 138 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 6 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 5 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 6 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 7 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 8 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 9 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 10 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 11 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 12 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 13 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 14 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 15 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 16 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 17 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 18 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 19 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 2 species 20 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 21 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 22 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Cormorants - 1 species 23 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 24 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 25 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 26 Great EgretArdea alba
 27 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 28 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 29 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 30 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 31 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 32 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 33 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 34 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 35 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 36 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 37 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 38 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 39 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 40 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 41 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 42 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 43 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 44 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 45 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 46 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 47 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 48 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 49 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 50 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 51 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 52 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 53 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 54 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 55 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 56 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 57 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 58 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 59 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 60 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 61 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 62 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 63 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 64 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 65 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 66 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 67 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 68 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 69 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 70 Purple MartinProgne subis
 71 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 72 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 73 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 74 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 75 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 76 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 77 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 78 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 79 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 80 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 81 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 82 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 83 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 1 species 84 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Thrushes - 4 species 85 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 86 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 87 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 88 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 89 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 90 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 91 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 92 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 93 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 94 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 95 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 96 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 97 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 98 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 99 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 100 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 101 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 102 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 103 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 104 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 105 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 106 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 107 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 108 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 109 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 110 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 111 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 112 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 113 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 114 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 115 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 116 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 117 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 118 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 119 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 120 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 121 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 122 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 123 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 124 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 125 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 126 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 127 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 128 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 129 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 130 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 131 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 132 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 133 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 134 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 135 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 136 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 137 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 138 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea