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 - 117 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 - 2 species 27 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 28 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 29 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Darters - 1 species 30 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 31 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 32 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 33 Great EgretArdea alba
 34 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 35 White IbisEudocimus albus
 36 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 37 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 38 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 39 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 40 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 41 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 42 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 43 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 44 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 45 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 46 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 47 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 1 species 48 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 49 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 50 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 51 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 52 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 53 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 54 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 55 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 56 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 57 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 4 species 58 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 59 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 60 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 61 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 62 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 63 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 64 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 65 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 66 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 67 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 68 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 69 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 70 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 3 species 71 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 72 Purple MartinProgne subis
 73 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 1 species 74 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
Waxwings - 1 species 75 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 76 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 77 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 78 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 79 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 80 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 81 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 82 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 83 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 84 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 3 species 85 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 86 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 87 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 88 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 89 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 90 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 91 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 92 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 93 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 94 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 95 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 96 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 97 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 98 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 99 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 100 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 101 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 102 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 103 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 104 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 105 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 4 species 106 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 107 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 108 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 109 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 110 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 111 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 112 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 113 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 114 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 115 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 116 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 117 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris