Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Lincoln - 139 species

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