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

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 25 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 GadwallMareca strepera
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 16 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 17 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 18 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 19 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 20 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 22 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 23 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 24 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 25 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 26 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 27 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 28 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 29 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 30 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 31 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 2 species 32 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 33 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 34 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 35 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 36 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 37 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 38 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 39 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 40 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Oystercatchers - 1 species 41 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 2 species 42 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 43 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 12 species 44 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 45 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 46 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 47 DunlinCalidris alpina
 48 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 49 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 50 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 51 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 52 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 53 WilletTringa semipalmata
 54 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 55 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 14 species 56 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 57 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 58 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 59 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 60 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 61 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 62 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 63 Black TernChlidonias niger
 64 Common TernSterna hirundo
 65 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
 66 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 67 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 68 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 69 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 70 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 71 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 72 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Cormorants - 2 species 73 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 74 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 75 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 76 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 77 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 78 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 79 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 80 Great EgretArdea alba
 81 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 82 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 83 Green HeronButorides virescens
 84 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 85 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 86 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 87 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 88 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 89 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 90 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 91 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 92 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 93 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 94 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 95 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 96 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 97 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 98 Barred OwlStrix varia
 99 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 100 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 101 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 102 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 103 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 104 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 105 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 106 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 107 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 108 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 109 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 110 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 111 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 112 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 113 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 114 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 115 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 116 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 117 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 118 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 119 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 120 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 121 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 122 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 123 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 124 Purple MartinProgne subis
 125 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 126 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 127 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 128 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 129 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 130 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 131 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 132 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 133 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 134 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 135 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 136 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 137 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 138 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 139 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 140 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 141 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 142 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 143 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 144 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 145 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 146 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 147 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 148 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 149 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 150 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 151 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 152 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 153 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 154 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 155 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 156 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 157 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 158 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 159 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 160 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 161 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 162 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 163 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 164 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 165 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 166 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 167 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 168 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 169 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 170 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 171 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 172 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 173 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 174 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 175 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 176 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 177 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 178 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 179 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 180 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 181 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 182 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 183 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 184 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 185 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 186 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 187 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 188 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 189 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 190 DickcisselSpiza americana