Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Moore - 252 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 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 44 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
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 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 51 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Storks - 1 species 81 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 82 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 83 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 - 2 species 93 White IbisEudocimus albus
 94 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 95 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 96 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 97 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 98 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 99 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 100 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 101 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 102 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 103 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 104 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 105 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 106 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 107 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 108 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 109 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 110 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 111 Barred OwlStrix varia
 112 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 113 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 114 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 115 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 116 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 117 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 118 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 119 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 120 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 121 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 122 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 123 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 124 MerlinFalco columbarius
 125 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 126 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 127 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 128 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 129 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 130 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 131 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 132 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 133 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 134 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 135 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Shrikes - 1 species 136 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
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
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 142 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 143 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 144 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 145 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 146 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 147 Purple MartinProgne subis
 148 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 149 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 150 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 151 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 152 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 153 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 154 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 155 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 156 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 157 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 158 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 159 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 160 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 161 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 162 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 163 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 164 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 165 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 8 species 166 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 167 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 168 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 169 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 170 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 171 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 172 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 173 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 4 species 174 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 175 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 176 Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
 177 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 178 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 179 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 180 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 181 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 182 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 183 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 184 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 185 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 186 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 187 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 188 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 189 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 190 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 191 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 192 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 193 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 194 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 195 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 196 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 197 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 198 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 199 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 200 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 201 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 202 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 203 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 204 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 205 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 206 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 207 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 208 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 209 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 210 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 211 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 212 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 213 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 214 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 215 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 216 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 217 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 218 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 219 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 220 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 221 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 222 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 223 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 224 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 225 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 226 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 227 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 228 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 229 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 230 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 231 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 232 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 233 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 234 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 235 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 236 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 237 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 238 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 239 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 240 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 241 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 242 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 10 species 243 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 244 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 245 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 246 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 247 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 248 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 249 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 250 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 251 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 252 DickcisselSpiza americana