Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Madison - 179 species

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