Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Jones - 137 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 9 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 American WigeonMareca americana
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 7 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 8 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 9 Common MerganserMergus merganser
New World Quails - 1 species 10 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 11 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 12 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 13 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 14 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 15 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 16 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 17 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 18 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Hummingbirds - 1 species 19 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 20 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 2 species 21 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
 22 Whooping CraneGrus americana
Plovers - 1 species 23 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 24 Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
 25 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 26 WilletTringa semipalmata
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 27 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 28 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 29 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Loons - 1 species 30 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 31 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 32 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 33 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 34 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 35 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 36 Great EgretArdea alba
 37 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 38 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 39 Green HeronButorides virescens
 40 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 41 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 42 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 43 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 44 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 45 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 46 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 47 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 48 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 49 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 50 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 51 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 52 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 53 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 54 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 55 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 56 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 57 Barred OwlStrix varia
Woodpeckers - 8 species 58 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 59 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 60 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 61 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 62 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 63 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 64 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 65 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 66 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 67 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 68 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 69 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 70 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 71 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 72 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 73 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 74 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 75 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 76 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 2 species 77 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 78 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 79 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 80 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 81 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 3 species 82 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 83 Purple MartinProgne subis
 84 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 85 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 86 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 87 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 88 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 89 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 90 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 91 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 92 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 93 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 94 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 95 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 96 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 97 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 98 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 99 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 100 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 101 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 102 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 103 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 1 species 104 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 105 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 106 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 107 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 108 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 109 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 110 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 111 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 112 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 113 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 114 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 115 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 116 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 117 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 118 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 119 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 120 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 13 species 121 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 122 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 123 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 124 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 125 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 126 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 127 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 128 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 129 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 130 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 131 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 132 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 133 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 134 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 135 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 136 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 137 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea