Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Perquimans - 144 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 16 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 11 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 12 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 13 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 14 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 15 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 16 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 17 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 18 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 19 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 20 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 21 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 23 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 24 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 25 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 26 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 27 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 28 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 29 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 30 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 9 species 31 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 32 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 33 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 34 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 35 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 36 Least TernSternula antillarum
 37 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 38 Common TernSterna hirundo
 39 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 40 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 41 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 42 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 2 species 43 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 44 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 45 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 46 Great EgretArdea alba
 47 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 48 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 49 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 50 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 51 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 52 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 53 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 54 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 55 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 56 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 57 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 58 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 59 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 60 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 61 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Kingfishers - 1 species 62 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 63 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 64 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 65 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 66 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 67 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 68 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 69 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 70 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 71 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 72 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 73 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 74 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 75 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 76 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 77 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 78 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 79 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 80 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 81 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 82 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 83 Purple MartinProgne subis
 84 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 85 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 86 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 87 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 88 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 89 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 90 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 91 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 92 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 93 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 2 species 94 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 95 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 96 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 97 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 98 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 3 species 99 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 100 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 101 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 102 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 103 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 104 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 105 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 106 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 107 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 108 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 109 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 110 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 111 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 112 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 113 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 114 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 115 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 116 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 117 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 118 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 119 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 120 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 121 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 122 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 123 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 124 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 125 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 126 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 127 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 11 species 128 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 129 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 130 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 131 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 132 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 133 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 134 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 135 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 136 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 137 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 138 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 139 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 140 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 141 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 142 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 143 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 144 DickcisselSpiza americana