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