Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Macon - 187 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 13 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 RedheadAythya americana
 10 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
New World Quails - 1 species 14 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 15 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 18 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 19 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 22 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 23 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 24 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 26 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 27 Virginia RailRallus limicola
Cranes - 1 species 28 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 30 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 31 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 33 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 34 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 35 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 36 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 37 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 38 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 39 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 40 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 41 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 42 Great EgretArdea alba
 43 Green HeronButorides virescens
 44 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 45 White IbisEudocimus albus
 46 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 47 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 48 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 49 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 50 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 51 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 52 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 53 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 54 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 55 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 56 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 57 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 58 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 59 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 60 Barred OwlStrix varia
 61 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 62 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 63 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 64 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 65 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 66 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 67 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 68 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 69 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 70 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 71 MerlinFalco columbarius
 72 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 73 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 74 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 75 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 76 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 77 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 78 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 79 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 80 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 81 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 82 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 83 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 84 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 85 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 86 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 87 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 88 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 89 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 90 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 91 Purple MartinProgne subis
 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 94 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 95 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 96 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 97 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 98 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 99 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 100 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 101 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 102 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 103 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 104 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 105 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 106 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 107 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 108 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Old World Flycatchers - 1 species 109 Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Thrushes - 6 species 110 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 111 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 112 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 113 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 114 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 115 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 116 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 117 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 118 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 119 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 120 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 121 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 122 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 123 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 124 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 125 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 126 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 127 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 128 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 129 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 130 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 131 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 132 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 133 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 134 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 135 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 136 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 137 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 138 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 139 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 140 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 141 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 142 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 143 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 144 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 145 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 146 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 147 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 148 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 149 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 150 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 151 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 152 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 153 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 154 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 155 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 156 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 157 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 158 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 159 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 160 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 161 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 162 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 163 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 164 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 165 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 166 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 167 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 168 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 169 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 170 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 171 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 172 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 173 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 174 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 175 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 176 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 177 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 178 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 179 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 180 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 181 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 182 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 183 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 184 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 185 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 186 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 187 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea