Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pender - 253 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 26 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 BrantBranta bernicla
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 16 Common EiderSomateria mollissima
 17 Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
 18 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 19 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 20 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 21 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 22 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 23 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 24 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 25 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 26 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 27 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 28 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 29 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 30 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 31 Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Doves - 4 species 32 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 33 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 34 Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
 35 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 36 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 37 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 38 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
Swifts - 1 species 39 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 40 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 41 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 42 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 6 species 43 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 44 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 45 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 46 SoraPorzana carolina
 47 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 48 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 49 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 50 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 51 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Oystercatchers - 1 species 52 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 6 species 53 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 54 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 55 Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
 56 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 57 Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
 58 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 24 species 59 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 60 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 61 Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
 62 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 63 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 64 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 65 SanderlingCalidris alba
 66 DunlinCalidris alpina
 67 Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
 68 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 69 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 70 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 71 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 72 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 73 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 74 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 75 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 76 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 77 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 78 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 79 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 80 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 81 WilletTringa semipalmata
 82 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Skuas & Jaegers - 1 species 83 Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Auks - 2 species 84 RazorbillAlca torda
 85 Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
Gulls & Terns - 19 species 86 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 87 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 88 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 89 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 90 Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
 91 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 92 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 93 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 94 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 95 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 96 Least TernSternula antillarum
 97 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 98 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 99 Black TernChlidonias niger
 100 Common TernSterna hirundo
 101 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 102 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 103 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 104 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 3 species 105 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 106 Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
 107 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 108 Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Petrels & Shearwaters - 3 species 109 Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
 110 Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
 111 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storks - 1 species 112 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 113 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 114 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 2 species 115 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 116 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 117 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 118 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 12 species 119 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 120 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 121 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 122 Great EgretArdea alba
 123 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 124 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 125 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 126 Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
 127 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 128 Green HeronButorides virescens
 129 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 130 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 131 White IbisEudocimus albus
 132 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 133 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 134 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 135 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 136 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 137 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 138 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 139 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 140 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 141 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 142 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 143 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 144 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 145 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 146 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 147 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 148 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 149 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 150 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 151 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 152 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 153 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 154 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 155 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 156 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 157 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 158 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 159 MerlinFalco columbarius
 160 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 161 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 162 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 163 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 164 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 165 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 166 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 167 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 168 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 169 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 170 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 171 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 172 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 173 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 174 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 175 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 176 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 177 Purple MartinProgne subis
 178 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 179 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 180 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 181 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 182 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 183 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 184 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 185 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 186 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 187 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 188 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 189 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 190 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 191 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 192 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 193 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 194 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 195 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 196 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 197 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 198 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 199 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 200 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 201 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 202 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 203 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 204 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 205 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 206 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 207 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 208 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 209 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 210 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 211 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 212 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 213 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 214 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 215 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 216 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 217 Saltmarsh SparrowAmmospiza caudacuta
 218 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 219 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 220 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 221 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 222 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 223 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 224 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 225 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 226 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 227 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 228 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 229 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 230 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 231 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 232 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 233 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 234 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 235 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 236 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 237 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 238 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 239 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 240 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 241 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 242 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 243 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 244 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 245 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 246 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 247 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 248 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 249 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 250 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 251 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 252 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 253 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris