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 - 140 species

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