Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Lee - 147 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 11 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 GadwallMareca strepera
 4 American WigeonMareca americana
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 7 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 8 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 9 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 10 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 11 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 12 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 13 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 14 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 15 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 16 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 17 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 18 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 19 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 20 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 21 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 22 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 23 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 24 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 25 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 26 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 27 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 28 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 29 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 30 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Cormorants - 1 species 31 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 32 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 33 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 34 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 35 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 36 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 37 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 38 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 39 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 40 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 41 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 42 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 43 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 44 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 45 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 46 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 47 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 48 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 49 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 50 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 51 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 52 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 53 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 54 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 55 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 56 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 57 MerlinFalco columbarius
 58 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 59 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 60 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 61 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 62 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 63 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 64 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 65 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 66 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 67 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 68 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 69 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 70 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 71 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 72 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 73 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 74 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 75 Purple MartinProgne subis
 76 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 77 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 78 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 79 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 80 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 81 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 82 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 83 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 3 species 84 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 85 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 86 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 87 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 88 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 89 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 90 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 91 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 92 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 93 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 94 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 95 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 96 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 97 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 98 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 99 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 100 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 101 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 102 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 103 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 104 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 105 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 106 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 107 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 108 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 109 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 110 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 111 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 112 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 113 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 114 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 115 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 116 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 117 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 118 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 119 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 120 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 121 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 122 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 123 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 124 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 125 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 126 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 127 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 128 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 129 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 130 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 131 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 132 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 133 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 134 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 135 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 136 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 137 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 138 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 139 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 140 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 141 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 142 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 143 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 144 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 145 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 146 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 147 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea