Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Moore - 254 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 26 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 22 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 23 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 24 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 25 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 26 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 27 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 28 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 29 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 30 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 31 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 32 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 3 species 33 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 34 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 35 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 36 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 37 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 38 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 39 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 40 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 4 species 41 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 42 Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
 43 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
 44 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 45 SoraPorzana carolina
 46 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 47 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 4 species 48 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 49 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 50 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 51 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
Sandpipers - 13 species 52 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 53 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 54 SanderlingCalidris alba
 55 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 56 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 57 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 58 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 59 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 60 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 61 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 62 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 63 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 64 WilletTringa semipalmata
Gulls & Terns - 13 species 65 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 66 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 67 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 68 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 69 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 70 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 71 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 72 Least TernSternula antillarum
 73 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 74 Black TernChlidonias niger
 75 Common TernSterna hirundo
 76 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 77 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 1 species 78 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 79 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 80 Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhous
Storks - 1 species 81 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 82 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 83 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 84 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 85 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 86 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 87 Great EgretArdea alba
 88 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 89 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 90 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 91 Green HeronButorides virescens
 92 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 93 White IbisEudocimus albus
 94 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 95 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 96 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 97 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 98 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 99 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 104 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 105 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 106 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 107 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 108 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 109 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 110 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 111 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 112 Barred OwlStrix varia
 113 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 114 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 115 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 116 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 117 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 118 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 119 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 120 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 121 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 122 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 123 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 124 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 125 MerlinFalco columbarius
 126 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 127 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 128 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 129 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 130 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 131 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 132 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 133 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 134 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 135 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 136 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 137 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 138 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 139 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 140 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 141 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 142 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 143 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 144 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 145 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 146 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 147 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 148 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 149 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 150 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 151 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 152 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 153 Purple MartinProgne subis
 154 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 155 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 156 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 157 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 158 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 159 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 160 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 161 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 162 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 163 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 164 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 165 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 166 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 167 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 4 species 168 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 169 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 170 Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
 171 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 172 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 8 species 173 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 174 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 175 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 176 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 177 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 178 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 179 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 180 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 181 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 182 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 183 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 184 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 185 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 186 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 187 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 188 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 189 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 190 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 191 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 192 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 193 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 194 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 195 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 196 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 197 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 198 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 199 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 200 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 201 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 202 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 203 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 204 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 205 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 206 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 207 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 208 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 209 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 210 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 211 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 212 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 213 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 214 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 215 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 216 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 217 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 218 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 219 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 220 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 221 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 222 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 223 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 224 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 225 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 226 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 227 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 228 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 229 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 230 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 231 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 232 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 233 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 234 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 235 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 236 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 237 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 238 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 239 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 240 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 241 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 242 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 243 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 244 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 10 species 245 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 246 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 247 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 248 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 249 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 250 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 251 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 252 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 253 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 254 DickcisselSpiza americana