Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Martin - 156 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 16 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 6 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 7 GadwallMareca strepera
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 13 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 14 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 15 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 16 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 17 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 18 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 19 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 3 species 20 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 21 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 22 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 23 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 24 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 26 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 27 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 28 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 30 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 31 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 32 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 33 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 34 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 35 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 36 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 37 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 38 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 39 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 40 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 41 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Storks - 1 species 42 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 43 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 44 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 45 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 46 Great EgretArdea alba
 47 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 48 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 49 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 50 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 51 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 52 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 53 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 54 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 55 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 56 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 57 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 58 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 59 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 60 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 61 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 62 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 63 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 64 Barred OwlStrix varia
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 - 2 species 73 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 74 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 75 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 76 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 77 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 78 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 79 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 80 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 81 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 82 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 83 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 84 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 85 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 86 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 87 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 88 Purple MartinProgne subis
 89 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 90 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 91 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 92 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 93 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 94 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 95 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 96 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 97 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 2 species 98 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 99 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 100 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 101 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 102 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 103 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 104 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 105 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 106 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 107 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 108 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 109 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 110 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 111 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 112 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 113 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 114 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 115 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 116 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 117 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 118 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 119 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 120 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 121 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 122 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 123 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 124 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 125 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 126 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 127 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 128 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 129 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 130 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 131 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 132 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 133 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 134 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 135 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 136 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 137 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 138 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 139 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 140 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 141 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 142 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 143 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 144 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 145 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 146 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 147 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 148 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 149 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 150 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 151 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 152 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 153 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 154 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 155 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 156 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea