Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pamlico - 238 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 34 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 3 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 4 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 5 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 6 BrantBranta bernicla
 7 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 8 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 9 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 10 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 11 Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
 12 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 13 GadwallMareca strepera
 14 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 15 American WigeonMareca americana
 16 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 17 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 18 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 19 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 20 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 21 RedheadAythya americana
 22 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 23 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 24 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 25 Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
 26 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 27 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 28 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 29 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 30 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 31 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 32 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 33 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 34 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 35 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 36 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 37 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 38 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 39 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 40 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 3 species 41 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 42 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 43 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 44 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 45 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Swifts - 1 species 46 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 4 species 47 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 48 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 49 Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasin
 50 Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensis
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 7 species 51 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 52 King RailRallus elegans
 53 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 54 SoraPorzana carolina
 55 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 56 American CootFulica americana
 57 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 58 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 59 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 2 species 60 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 61 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 17 species 62 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 63 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 64 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 65 DunlinCalidris alpina
 66 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 67 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 68 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 69 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 70 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 71 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 72 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 73 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 74 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 75 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 76 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 77 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 78 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 79 Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
 80 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 81 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 82 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 83 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 84 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 85 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 86 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 87 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 88 Common TernSterna hirundo
 89 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 90 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 2 species 91 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 92 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 93 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 94 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 95 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 96 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 97 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 98 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 10 species 99 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 100 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 101 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 102 Great EgretArdea alba
 103 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 104 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 105 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 106 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 107 Green HeronButorides virescens
 108 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 109 White IbisEudocimus albus
 110 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 111 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 112 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 113 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 114 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 115 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 116 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 117 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 118 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 119 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 120 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 121 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 122 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 123 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 124 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 125 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 126 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 127 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 128 Barred OwlStrix varia
 129 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 130 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 131 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 132 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 133 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 134 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 135 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 136 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 137 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 138 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 139 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 140 MerlinFalco columbarius
 141 GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 142 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 143 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 144 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 145 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 146 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 147 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 148 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 149 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 150 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 151 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 152 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 153 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 154 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 155 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 5 species 156 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 157 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 158 Purple MartinProgne subis
 159 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 160 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 161 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 162 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Nuthatches - 3 species 163 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 164 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 165 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 166 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 167 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 168 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 169 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 170 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 171 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 172 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 173 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 174 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 175 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 176 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 177 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 178 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 179 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 180 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 181 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 182 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 183 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 184 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 185 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 186 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 187 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 188 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 189 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 190 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 191 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 192 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 193 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 194 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 195 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 196 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 197 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 198 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 199 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 200 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 201 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 202 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 203 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 204 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 205 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 206 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 207 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 208 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 209 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 210 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 211 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 212 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 213 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 214 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 215 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 216 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 217 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 218 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 219 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 220 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 221 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 222 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 223 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 224 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 225 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 226 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 227 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 228 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 229 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 230 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 231 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 232 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 233 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 234 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 235 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 236 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 237 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 238 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris