Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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McDowell - 158 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 - 2 species 15 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 18 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 2 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 21 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 22 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 23 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 24 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 26 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 27 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 28 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 3 species 30 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 31 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 33 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 34 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 35 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 36 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 2 species 37 Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
 38 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 39 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 40 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 41 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 42 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 43 Great EgretArdea alba
 44 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 45 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 46 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 47 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 48 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 49 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 50 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 51 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 52 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 53 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 54 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 55 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 56 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 57 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 58 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 59 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 60 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 61 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 62 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 63 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 64 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 65 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 66 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 67 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 68 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 69 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 70 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 71 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 72 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 73 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 74 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 75 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 76 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 77 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 78 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 79 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 80 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 81 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 82 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 83 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 84 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 85 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 86 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 87 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 88 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 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 - 7 species 102 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 103 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 104 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 105 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 106 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 107 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 108 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 109 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 110 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 111 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 112 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 113 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 114 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 115 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 116 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 117 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 118 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 6 species 119 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 120 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 121 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 122 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 123 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 124 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 125 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 126 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 127 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 128 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 129 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 130 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 131 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 132 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 133 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 134 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 135 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 136 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 137 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 138 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 139 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 140 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 141 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 142 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 143 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 144 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 145 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 146 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 147 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 148 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 149 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 150 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 151 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 152 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 153 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 154 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 155 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 156 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 157 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 158 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea