Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Johnston - 185 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
Cormorants - 1 species 45 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 46 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 62 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 63 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 64 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 65 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 66 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 67 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 68 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 69 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
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 WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 78 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 79 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 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 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 86 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 87 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 88 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 89 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 90 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 91 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 92 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 93 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 94 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 95 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 96 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 97 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 98 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 99 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 6 species 100 Purple MartinProgne subis
 101 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 102 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 103 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 104 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 105 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 106 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 107 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 108 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 109 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 110 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 111 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 112 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 113 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 114 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 115 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 116 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 117 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 118 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 119 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 120 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 121 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 122 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 123 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 124 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 125 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 126 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 127 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 128 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 129 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 130 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
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 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 138 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 139 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 140 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 141 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 142 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 143 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 144 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 145 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
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 - 24 species 155 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 156 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 157 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 158 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 159 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 160 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 161 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 162 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 163 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 164 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 165 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 166 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 167 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 168 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 169 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 170 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 171 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 172 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 173 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 174 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 175 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 176 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 177 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 178 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 179 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 180 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 181 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 182 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 183 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 184 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 185 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea