Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Jackson - 207 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 19 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 10 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 11 RedheadAythya americana
 12 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 13 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 14 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 15 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 16 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 17 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 18 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 19 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 20 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 21 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 22 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 23 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 24 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 25 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 26 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 27 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 28 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
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 - 2 species 35 SoraPorzana carolina
 36 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 37 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 38 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 5 species 40 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 41 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 42 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 43 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 44 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 45 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 46 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 47 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 48 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 49 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 50 Great EgretArdea alba
 51 Green HeronButorides virescens
 52 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
New World Vultures - 2 species 53 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 54 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 55 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 56 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 57 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 58 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 59 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 60 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 61 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 62 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 63 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 64 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 65 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 66 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 67 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 68 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 69 Barred OwlStrix varia
 70 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 71 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 72 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 73 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 74 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 75 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 76 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 77 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 78 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 79 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 80 MerlinFalco columbarius
 81 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 9 species 82 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 83 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 84 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 85 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 86 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 87 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 88 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 89 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 90 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 91 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 92 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 93 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 94 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 95 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 96 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 97 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 98 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 99 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 100 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 6 species 101 Purple MartinProgne subis
 102 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 103 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 104 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 105 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 106 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 107 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 108 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 109 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 110 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 111 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 112 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 113 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 114 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 115 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 116 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 117 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 118 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 119 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 120 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 121 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 122 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 123 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 124 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 125 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 126 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 127 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 128 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 129 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 130 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 131 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 132 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 133 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 134 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 135 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 136 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 137 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 138 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 139 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 19 species 140 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 141 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 144 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 145 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 146 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 147 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 148 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 149 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 150 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 151 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 152 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 153 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 154 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 155 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 156 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 157 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 158 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 159 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 160 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 161 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 162 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 163 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 164 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 165 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 166 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 167 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 168 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 169 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 170 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 171 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 172 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 173 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 174 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 175 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 176 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 177 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 178 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 179 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 180 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 181 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 182 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 183 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 184 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 185 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 186 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 187 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 188 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 189 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 190 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 191 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 192 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 193 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 194 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 195 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 196 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 197 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 198 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 199 Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
 200 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 201 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 202 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 203 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 204 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 205 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 206 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 207 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea