Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pamlico - 219 species

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