Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Macon - 190 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 - 2 species 29 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
 30 Whooping CraneGrus americana
Plovers - 1 species 31 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 32 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 33 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 34 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 35 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 36 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 37 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 38 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 39 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 40 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 41 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 42 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 43 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 44 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 45 Great EgretArdea alba
 46 Green HeronButorides virescens
 47 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 48 White IbisEudocimus albus
 49 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 50 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 51 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 52 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 53 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 54 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 55 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 56 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 57 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 58 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 59 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 60 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 61 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 62 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 63 Barred OwlStrix varia
 64 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 65 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 66 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 67 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 68 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 69 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 70 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 71 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 72 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 73 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 74 MerlinFalco columbarius
 75 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 76 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 77 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 78 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 79 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 80 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 81 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 82 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 83 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 84 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 85 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 86 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 87 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 88 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 89 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 90 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 91 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 92 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 93 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 94 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 95 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 96 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 5 species 97 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 98 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 99 Purple MartinProgne subis
 100 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 101 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 102 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 103 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 104 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 105 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 106 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 107 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 108 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 109 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 110 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 111 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 112 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 113 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 114 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 115 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 116 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 117 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 118 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 119 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 120 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 121 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 122 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Flycatchers - 1 species 123 Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 124 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 125 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 126 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 127 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 128 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 129 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 130 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 131 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 132 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 133 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 134 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 135 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 136 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 137 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 138 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 139 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 140 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 141 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 142 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 143 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 144 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 145 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 146 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 147 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 148 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 149 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 150 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 151 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 152 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 153 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 154 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 155 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 156 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 157 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 158 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 159 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 160 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 161 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 162 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 163 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 164 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 165 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 166 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 167 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 168 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 169 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 170 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 171 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 172 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 173 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 174 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 175 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 176 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 177 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 178 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 179 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 180 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 181 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 182 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 183 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 184 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 185 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 186 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 187 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 188 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 189 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 190 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea