Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Iredell - 191 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 20 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 6 American WigeonMareca americana
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 9 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 10 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 11 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 12 RedheadAythya americana
 13 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 14 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 15 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 16 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 17 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 18 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 19 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 20 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 21 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 22 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 23 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 24 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 25 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 26 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 27 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 28 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 29 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 30 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 31 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 32 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 33 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 34 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 35 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 36 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 37 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 2 species 38 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 40 DunlinCalidris alpina
 41 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 42 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 43 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 44 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 45 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 46 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 47 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 48 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 49 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 50 Black TernChlidonias niger
 51 Common TernSterna hirundo
Loons - 1 species 52 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 53 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Cormorants - 1 species 54 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 55 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 56 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 57 Great EgretArdea alba
 58 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 59 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 60 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 61 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 62 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 63 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 64 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 65 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 66 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 67 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 68 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 69 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 70 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 71 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 72 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 73 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 74 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 75 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 76 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 77 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 78 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 79 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 80 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 81 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 82 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 83 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 84 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 85 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 86 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 87 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 88 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 89 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 90 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 91 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 92 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 93 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 94 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 95 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 96 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 97 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 98 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 99 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 100 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 101 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 102 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 7 species 103 Purple MartinProgne subis
 104 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 105 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 106 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 107 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 108 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
 109 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 110 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 111 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 112 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 113 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 114 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 115 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 116 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 117 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 118 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 119 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 120 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 121 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 122 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 123 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 124 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 125 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 126 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 127 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 128 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 129 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 130 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 131 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 132 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 133 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 134 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 135 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 136 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 137 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 138 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 139 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 140 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 141 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 144 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 145 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 146 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 147 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 148 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 149 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 150 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 151 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 152 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 153 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 154 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 155 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 156 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 157 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 158 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 159 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 160 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 161 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 162 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 163 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 164 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 165 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 166 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 167 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 168 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 169 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 170 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 171 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 172 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 173 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 174 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 175 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 176 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 177 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 178 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 179 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 180 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 181 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 182 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 183 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 184 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 185 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 186 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 187 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 188 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 189 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 190 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 191 DickcisselSpiza americana