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 - 143 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 deglandi
 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 CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 53 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 54 Great EgretArdea alba
 55 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 56 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 57 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 58 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 6 species 59 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 60 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 61 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 62 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 63 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 64 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 65 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 66 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 67 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 68 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 69 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 70 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 71 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 72 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 73 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 74 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 75 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 76 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 77 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 78 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 79 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 80 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 81 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 82 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 2 species 83 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 84 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 85 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 86 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 87 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 88 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 89 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 90 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 91 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Purple MartinProgne subis
 94 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 95 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 96 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 97 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 98 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 99 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 100 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 101 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 102 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 103 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 104 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 105 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 106 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 107 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 108 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 109 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 110 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 111 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 112 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 113 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 114 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 115 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 118 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 121 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 122 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 123 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 124 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 125 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 126 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 127 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 128 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 129 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 130 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 131 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 7 species 132 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 133 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 134 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 135 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 136 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 137 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 138 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 139 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 140 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 141 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 142 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 143 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea