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