Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Lenoir - 116 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 14 species 1 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 14 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 15 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 16 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
 17 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 18 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 21 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 23 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 24 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 25 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 26 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 1 species 27 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 28 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Cormorants - 1 species 29 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 30 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 31 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 32 Great EgretArdea alba
 33 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 34 White IbisEudocimus albus
 35 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 36 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 37 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 38 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 39 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 40 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 41 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 42 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 43 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 44 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 45 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 46 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 1 species 47 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 48 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 49 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 50 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 51 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 52 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 53 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 54 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 55 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 56 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 4 species 57 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 58 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 59 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 60 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 61 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 2 species 62 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 63 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 64 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 65 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 66 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 67 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 3 species 68 Purple MartinProgne subis
 69 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 70 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 71 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 72 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 73 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 74 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 2 species 75 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 76 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 77 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 1 species 78 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 3 species 79 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 80 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 81 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 82 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 83 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 84 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 85 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 86 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 87 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 88 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 89 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 90 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 91 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 92 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 93 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 94 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 95 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 96 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 97 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 98 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 99 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 100 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 101 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 102 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 103 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 104 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 4 species 105 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 106 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 107 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 108 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 109 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 110 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 111 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 112 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 113 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 114 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 115 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 116 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris