Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pitt - 264 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 27 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 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 11 American WigeonMareca americana
 12 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 13 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 14 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 15 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 16 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 17 RedheadAythya americana
 18 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 19 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 20 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 21 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 22 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 23 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 24 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 25 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 26 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 27 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 28 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 29 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 30 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 31 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 32 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 2 species 33 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 34 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 35 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 36 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 37 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 38 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 39 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 40 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 41 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 42 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 4 species 43 King RailRallus elegans
 44 SoraPorzana carolina
 45 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 46 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 47 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Oystercatchers - 1 species 48 American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus
Plovers - 4 species 49 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 50 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 51 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 52 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 22 species 53 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 54 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 55 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 56 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 57 SanderlingCalidris alba
 58 DunlinCalidris alpina
 59 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 60 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 61 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 62 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 63 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 64 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 65 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 66 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 67 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 68 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 69 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 70 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 71 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 72 WilletTringa semipalmata
 73 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 74 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 15 species 75 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 76 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 77 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 78 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 79 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 80 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 81 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 82 Least TernSternula antillarum
 83 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 84 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 85 Black TernChlidonias niger
 86 Common TernSterna hirundo
 87 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 88 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 89 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Loons - 1 species 90 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 91 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 92 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 93 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 94 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 10 species 95 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 96 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 97 Great EgretArdea alba
 98 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 99 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 100 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 101 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 102 Green HeronButorides virescens
 103 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 104 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 105 White IbisEudocimus albus
 106 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 107 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 108 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 109 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 110 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 111 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 112 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 113 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 114 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 115 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 116 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 117 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 118 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 119 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 5 species 120 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 121 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 122 Barred OwlStrix varia
 123 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 124 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 125 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 126 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 127 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 128 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 129 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 130 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 131 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 132 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 133 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 134 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 135 MerlinFalco columbarius
 136 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 137 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 138 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 139 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 140 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 141 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 142 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 143 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 144 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 145 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 146 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 147 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 148 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 149 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 150 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 151 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 152 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 153 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 154 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 155 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 156 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 157 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 158 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 159 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 160 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 161 Purple MartinProgne subis
 162 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 163 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 164 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 165 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 166 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 167 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 168 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 169 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 170 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 171 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 172 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 173 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 174 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 175 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 176 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 177 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 178 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 179 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 180 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 181 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 182 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 183 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 184 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 185 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 186 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 187 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 188 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 189 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 190 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 191 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 192 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 193 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 194 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 195 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 196 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 197 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 198 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 199 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 200 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 201 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 202 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 203 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 204 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 205 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 206 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 207 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 208 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 209 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 210 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 211 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 212 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 213 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 214 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 215 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 216 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 217 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 218 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 219 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 220 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 221 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 222 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 223 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 224 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 225 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 226 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 227 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 228 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 229 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 230 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 231 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 232 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 233 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 234 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 235 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 236 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 237 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 238 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 239 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 240 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 241 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 242 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 243 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 244 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 245 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 246 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 247 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 248 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 249 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 250 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 251 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 252 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 253 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 254 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 255 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 256 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 257 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 258 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 259 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 260 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 261 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 262 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 263 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 264 DickcisselSpiza americana