Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Lincoln - 141 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 13 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 9 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 10 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 11 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 12 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 13 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 14 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 16 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 17 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 18 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 2 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 22 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 23 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 24 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 25 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 26 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 6 species 27 SanderlingCalidris alba
 28 DunlinCalidris alpina
 29 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 30 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 31 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 33 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 34 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 35 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 36 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 37 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 38 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 39 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 40 Great EgretArdea alba
 41 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 42 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 43 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 44 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 45 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 46 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 47 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 48 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 49 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 50 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 51 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 52 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 53 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 54 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 55 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 56 Barred OwlStrix varia
 57 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 58 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 6 species 59 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 60 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 61 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 62 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 63 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 64 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 65 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 66 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 67 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 68 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 69 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 70 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 3 species 71 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 72 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 73 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 74 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 75 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 76 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 77 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 78 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 79 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 80 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 81 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 82 Purple MartinProgne subis
 83 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 84 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 1 species 85 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
Waxwings - 1 species 86 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 87 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 88 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 89 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 90 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 91 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 92 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 93 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 94 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 95 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 96 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 3 species 97 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 98 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 99 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 100 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 101 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 102 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 103 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 104 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 105 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 106 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 107 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 108 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 109 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 110 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 111 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 112 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 113 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 114 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 115 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 116 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 117 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 118 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 119 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 120 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 121 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 122 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 123 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 124 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 125 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 126 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 127 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 128 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 129 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 130 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 131 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 132 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 133 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 134 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 135 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 136 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 137 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 138 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 139 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 140 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 141 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea