Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Moore - 257 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 - 3 species 45 King RailRallus elegans
 46 SoraPorzana carolina
 47 American CootFulica americana
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 48 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 4 species 49 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 50 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 51 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 52 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
Sandpipers - 13 species 53 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 54 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 55 SanderlingCalidris alba
 56 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 57 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 58 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 59 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 60 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 61 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 62 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 63 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 64 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 65 WilletTringa semipalmata
Gulls & Terns - 13 species 66 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 67 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 68 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 69 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 70 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 71 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 72 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 73 Least TernSternula antillarum
 74 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 75 Black TernChlidonias niger
 76 Common TernSterna hirundo
 77 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 78 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 1 species 79 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 80 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 81 Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhous
Storks - 1 species 82 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 83 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 84 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 85 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 10 species 86 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 87 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 88 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 89 Great EgretArdea alba
 90 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 91 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 92 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 93 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 94 Green HeronButorides virescens
 95 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 96 White IbisEudocimus albus
 97 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 98 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 99 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 100 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 101 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 102 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 103 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 104 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 105 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 106 American GoshawkAccipiter atricapillus
 107 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 108 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 109 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 110 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 111 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 112 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 113 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 114 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 115 Barred OwlStrix varia
 116 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 117 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 118 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 119 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 120 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 121 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 122 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 123 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 124 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 125 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 126 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 127 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 128 MerlinFalco columbarius
 129 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 130 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 131 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 132 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 133 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 134 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 135 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 136 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 137 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 138 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 139 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 140 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 141 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 142 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 143 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 144 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 145 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 146 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 147 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 148 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 149 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 150 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 151 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 152 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 153 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 154 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 155 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 156 Purple MartinProgne subis
 157 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 158 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 159 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 160 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 161 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 162 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 163 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 164 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 165 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 166 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 167 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 168 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 169 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 170 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 4 species 171 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 172 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 173 Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
 174 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 175 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 8 species 176 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 177 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 178 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 179 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 180 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 181 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 182 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 183 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 184 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 185 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 186 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 187 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 188 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 189 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 190 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 191 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 192 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 193 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 194 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 195 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 196 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 197 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 198 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 199 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 200 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 201 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 202 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 203 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 204 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 205 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 206 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 207 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 208 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 209 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 210 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 211 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 212 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 213 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 214 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 215 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 216 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 217 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 218 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 219 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 220 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 221 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 222 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 223 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 224 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 225 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 226 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 227 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 228 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 229 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 230 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 231 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 232 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 233 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 234 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 235 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 236 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 237 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 238 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 239 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 240 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 241 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 242 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 243 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 244 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 245 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 246 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 247 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 10 species 248 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 249 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 250 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 251 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 252 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 253 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 254 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 255 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 256 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 257 DickcisselSpiza americana