Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Nash - 154 species

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