Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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McDowell - 159 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 13 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 4 GadwallMareca strepera
 5 American WigeonMareca americana
 6 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 7 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 13 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 14 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 3 species 15 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
 16 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 17 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 18 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 19 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 20 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 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 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 29 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 30 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 31 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 32 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 33 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 34 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 35 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 36 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 37 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 2 species 38 Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
 39 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 40 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 41 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 42 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 43 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 44 Great EgretArdea alba
 45 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 46 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 47 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 48 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 49 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 50 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 51 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 52 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 53 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 54 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 55 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 56 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 57 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 58 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 59 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 60 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 61 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 62 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 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 - 1 species 73 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 74 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 75 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 76 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 77 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 78 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 79 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 80 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 81 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 82 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 83 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 84 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 85 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 86 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 87 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 88 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 89 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 90 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 91 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 92 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 93 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 94 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 95 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 96 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 97 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 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 - 7 species 103 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 104 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 105 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 106 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 107 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 108 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 109 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 110 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 111 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 112 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 113 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 114 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 115 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 118 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 119 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 6 species 120 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 121 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 122 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 123 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 124 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 125 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 126 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 127 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 128 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 129 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 130 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 131 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 132 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 133 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 134 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 135 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 136 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 137 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 138 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 139 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 140 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 141 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 142 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 143 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 144 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 145 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 146 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 147 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 148 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 149 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 150 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 151 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 152 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 153 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 154 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 155 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 156 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 157 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 158 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 159 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea