Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Nash - 185 species

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