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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Person - 142 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 26 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 American WigeonMareca americana
 11 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 12 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 13 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 14 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 15 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 16 RedheadAythya americana
 17 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 18 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 21 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 22 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 23 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 24 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 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 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 32 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 33 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 34 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 35 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 36 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 37 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 38 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 39 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 40 Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
 41 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 42 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 43 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 44 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 45 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 46 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 47 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 48 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 49 Black TernChlidonias niger
Loons - 1 species 50 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 51 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 52 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 2 species 53 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 54 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 55 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 56 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 57 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 6 species 58 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 59 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 60 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 61 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 62 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 63 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 64 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 65 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 66 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 67 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 68 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 69 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 70 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 71 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 72 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 73 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 74 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 75 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 76 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 77 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 78 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 79 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 80 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 81 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 82 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 83 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 84 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 85 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 86 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 87 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 88 Purple MartinProgne subis
 89 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 90 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 91 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 92 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 93 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 94 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 95 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 96 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 97 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 98 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 2 species 99 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 100 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 101 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 102 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 103 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 104 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 105 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 106 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 107 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 108 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 109 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 110 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 111 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 112 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 113 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 114 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 115 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 116 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 117 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 118 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 121 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 122 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 123 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 124 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 125 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 126 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 127 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 128 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 129 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 130 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 7 species 131 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 132 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 133 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 134 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 135 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 136 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 137 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 138 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 139 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 140 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 141 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 142 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea