Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Johnston - 186 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 14 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 10 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 11 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 12 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 13 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 14 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 15 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 18 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 21 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 23 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 24 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 25 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 26 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 27 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 28 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 29 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 30 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 31 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 32 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 33 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 34 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 35 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 36 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 37 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 38 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 39 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 40 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 41 Black TernChlidonias niger
Tropicbirds - 1 species 42 White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Loons - 1 species 43 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 44 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 45 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 46 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 47 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 48 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 49 Great EgretArdea alba
 50 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 51 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 52 Green HeronButorides virescens
 53 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 54 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 55 White IbisEudocimus albus
 56 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 57 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 58 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 59 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 60 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 61 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 62 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 63 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 64 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 65 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 66 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 67 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 68 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 69 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 70 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 71 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 72 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 73 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 74 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 75 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 76 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 77 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 78 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 79 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 80 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 81 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 82 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 83 MerlinFalco columbarius
 84 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 85 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 86 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 87 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 88 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 89 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 90 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 91 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 92 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 93 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 94 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 95 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 96 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 97 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 98 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 99 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 100 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 101 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 6 species 102 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 103 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 104 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 105 Purple MartinProgne subis
 106 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 107 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 108 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 109 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 110 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 111 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 112 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 113 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 114 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 115 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 116 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 117 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 118 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 119 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 120 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 121 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 122 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 8 species 123 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 124 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 125 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 126 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 127 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 128 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 129 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 130 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 131 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 132 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 133 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 134 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 135 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 136 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 137 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 138 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 139 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 140 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 141 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 142 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 143 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 144 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 145 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 146 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 147 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 148 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 149 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 150 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 151 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 152 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 153 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 154 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 25 species 155 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 156 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 157 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 158 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 159 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 160 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 161 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 162 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 163 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 164 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 165 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 166 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 167 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 168 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 169 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 170 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 171 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 172 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 173 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 174 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 175 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 176 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 177 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 178 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 179 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 180 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 181 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 182 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 183 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 184 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 185 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 186 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea