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

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