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 - 157 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
Darters - 1 species 43 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 44 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
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 - 6 species 75 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 76 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 77 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 78 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 79 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 80 Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Vireos - 3 species 81 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 82 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 83 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 84 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 85 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 86 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 87 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 88 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 89 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 90 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 91 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 92 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 93 Purple MartinProgne subis
 94 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 95 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 96 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 97 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 98 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 99 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 100 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 101 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 102 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 103 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 104 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 105 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 106 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 107 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 108 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 109 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 110 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 111 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 112 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 113 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 114 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 115 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 116 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 117 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 118 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 121 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 122 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 123 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 124 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 125 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 126 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 127 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 128 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 129 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 130 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 131 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 132 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 133 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 134 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 135 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 136 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 137 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 138 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 139 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 140 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 141 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 142 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 143 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 144 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 145 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 146 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 147 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 148 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 149 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 150 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 151 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 152 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 153 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 154 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 155 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 156 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 157 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea