Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Macon - 188 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 - 3 species 15 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 16 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 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 - 2 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 23 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 24 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 25 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 26 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 27 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 28 Virginia RailRallus limicola
Cranes - 1 species 29 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 30 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 31 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 32 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 33 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 34 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 35 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 36 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 37 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 38 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 39 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 40 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 41 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 42 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 43 Great EgretArdea alba
 44 Green HeronButorides virescens
 45 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 46 White IbisEudocimus albus
 47 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 48 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 49 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 50 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 51 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 52 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 53 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 54 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 55 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 56 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 57 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 58 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 59 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 60 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 61 Barred OwlStrix varia
 62 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 63 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 64 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 65 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 66 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 67 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 68 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 69 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 70 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 71 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 72 MerlinFalco columbarius
 73 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 74 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 75 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 76 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 77 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 78 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 79 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 80 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 81 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 82 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 83 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 84 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 85 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 86 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 87 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 88 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 89 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 90 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 91 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 94 Purple MartinProgne subis
 95 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 96 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 97 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 98 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 99 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 100 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 101 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 102 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 103 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 104 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 105 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 106 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 107 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 108 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 109 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Old World Flycatchers - 1 species 110 Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Thrushes - 6 species 111 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 112 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 113 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 114 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 115 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 116 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 117 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 118 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 119 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 120 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 121 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 122 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 123 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 124 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 125 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 126 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 127 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 128 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 129 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 130 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 131 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 132 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 133 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 134 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 135 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 136 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 137 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 138 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 139 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 140 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 141 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 142 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 143 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 144 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 145 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 146 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 147 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 148 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 149 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 150 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 151 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 152 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 153 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 154 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 155 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 156 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 157 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 158 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 159 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 160 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 161 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 162 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 163 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 164 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 165 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 166 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 167 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 168 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 169 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 170 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 171 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 172 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 173 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 174 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 175 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 176 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 177 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 178 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 179 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 180 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 181 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 182 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 183 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 184 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 185 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 186 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 187 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 188 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea