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 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 17 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
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
Darters - 1 species 29 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 30 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 69 Purple MartinProgne subis
 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 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 91 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 92 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 93 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 94 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 95 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 96 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 97 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 98 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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