Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Nash - 190 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 19 species 1 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 RedheadAythya americana
 13 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 14 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 15 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 16 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 17 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 18 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 19 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 20 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 21 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 22 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 23 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 24 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 2 species 25 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 26 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 27 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 28 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Swifts - 1 species 29 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 30 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 31 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 32 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 2 species 33 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
 34 Whooping CraneGrus americana
Plovers - 4 species 35 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 36 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 37 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 38 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 13 species 39 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 40 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 41 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 42 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 43 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 44 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 45 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 46 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 47 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 48 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 49 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 50 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 51 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 52 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 53 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 54 Least TernSternula antillarum
 55 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Darters - 1 species 56 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 57 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 58 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 59 Great EgretArdea alba
 60 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 61 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 62 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 63 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 64 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 65 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 66 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 67 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 68 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 69 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 70 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 71 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 72 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 73 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 74 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 75 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 76 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 77 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 78 Barred OwlStrix varia
 79 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 80 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 81 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 82 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 83 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 84 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 85 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 86 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 87 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 88 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 89 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 90 MerlinFalco columbarius
 91 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 92 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 93 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 94 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 95 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 96 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 97 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 98 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 99 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 100 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 101 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 102 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 103 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 104 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 105 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 106 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 107 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 108 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 109 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 110 Purple MartinProgne subis
 111 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 112 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 113 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 114 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 115 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 116 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 117 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 118 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 119 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 120 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 121 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 122 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 123 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 124 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 125 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 126 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 127 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 128 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 129 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 130 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 131 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 132 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 133 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 134 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 135 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 136 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 137 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 138 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 139 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 140 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 141 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 144 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 145 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 146 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 147 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 148 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 149 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 150 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 151 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 152 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 153 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 154 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 155 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 156 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 157 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 158 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 27 species 159 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 160 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 161 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 162 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 163 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 164 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 165 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 166 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 167 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 168 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 169 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 170 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 171 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 172 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 173 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 174 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 175 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 176 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 177 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 178 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 179 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 180 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 181 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 182 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 183 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 184 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 185 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 186 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 187 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 188 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 189 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 190 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea