Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pamlico - 212 species

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