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 - 145 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 - 5 species 27 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 28 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 29 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 30 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 31 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 9 species 32 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 33 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 34 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 35 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 36 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 37 Least TernSternula antillarum
 38 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 39 Common TernSterna hirundo
 40 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 41 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 42 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 43 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 44 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 45 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 46 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 47 Great EgretArdea alba
 48 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 49 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 50 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 51 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 52 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 53 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 54 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 55 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 56 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 57 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 58 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 59 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 60 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 61 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 62 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Kingfishers - 1 species 63 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 64 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 65 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 66 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 67 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 68 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 69 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 70 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 71 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 72 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 73 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 74 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 75 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 76 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 77 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 78 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 79 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 80 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 81 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 82 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 83 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 84 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 85 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 86 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 87 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 88 Purple MartinProgne subis
 89 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 90 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 91 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 92 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 93 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 94 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 95 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 96 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 97 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 98 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 99 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 100 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 101 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 102 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 103 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 104 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 3 species 105 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 106 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 107 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 108 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 109 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 110 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 111 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 112 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 113 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 114 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 115 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 116 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 117 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 118 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 119 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 120 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 121 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 122 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 123 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 124 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 125 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 126 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 127 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 128 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 11 species 129 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 130 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 131 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 132 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 133 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 134 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 135 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 136 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 137 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 138 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 139 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 140 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 141 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 142 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 143 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 144 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 145 DickcisselSpiza americana