Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Iredell - 193 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 deglandi
 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
Limpkin - 1 species 36 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 37 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 38 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 2 species 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 40 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 7 species 41 DunlinCalidris alpina
 42 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 43 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 44 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 45 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 46 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 47 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 48 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 49 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 50 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 51 Black TernChlidonias niger
 52 Common TernSterna hirundo
Loons - 1 species 53 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 54 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Darters - 1 species 55 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 56 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 57 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 58 Great EgretArdea alba
 59 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 60 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 61 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 62 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 63 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 64 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 65 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 66 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 67 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 68 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 69 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 70 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 71 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 72 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 73 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 74 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 75 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 76 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 77 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 78 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 79 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 80 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 81 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 82 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 83 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 84 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 85 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 86 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 87 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 88 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 89 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 90 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 91 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 92 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 93 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 94 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 95 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 96 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 97 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 98 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 99 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 100 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 101 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 102 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 103 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 104 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 105 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 106 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 7 species 107 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 108 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 109 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 110 Purple MartinProgne subis
 111 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 112 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 113 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
Kinglets - 2 species 114 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 115 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 116 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 117 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 118 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 119 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 120 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 121 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 122 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 123 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 124 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 125 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 126 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 127 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 128 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 129 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 130 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 131 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 132 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 133 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 134 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 135 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 136 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 137 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 138 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 139 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 140 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 141 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 142 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 143 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 144 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 145 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 146 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 147 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 148 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 149 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 150 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 151 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 152 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 153 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 154 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 155 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 156 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 157 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 158 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 159 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 160 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 161 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 162 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 163 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 164 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 165 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 166 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 167 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 168 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 169 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 170 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 171 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 172 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 173 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 174 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 175 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 176 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 177 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 178 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 179 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 180 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 181 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 182 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 183 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 184 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 185 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 186 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 187 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 188 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 189 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 190 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 191 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 192 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 193 DickcisselSpiza americana