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 CormorantNannopterum auritum
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
Vireos - 4 species 65 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 66 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 67 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 68 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 69 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 70 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 71 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 72 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 73 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 74 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 75 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 76 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 77 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 78 Purple MartinProgne subis
 79 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 80 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 81 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 82 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 83 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 84 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 85 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 86 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 87 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 88 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 89 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 90 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 91 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 92 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 93 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 94 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 95 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 96 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 97 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 98 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 99 American RobinTurdus migratorius
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 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 108 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 109 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 110 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 111 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 112 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 113 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 114 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 115 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 116 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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 WarblerLeiothlypis 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