Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Pitt - 263 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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 52 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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
Cormorants - 1 species 92 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 93 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 - 2 species 105 White IbisEudocimus albus
 106 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 107 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 108 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 109 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 110 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 111 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 112 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 113 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 114 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 115 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 116 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 117 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 118 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 5 species 119 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 120 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 121 Barred OwlStrix varia
 122 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
 123 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 124 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 125 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 126 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 127 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 128 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 129 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 130 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 131 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 132 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 133 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 134 MerlinFalco columbarius
 135 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 136 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 137 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 138 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 139 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 140 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 141 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 142 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 143 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 144 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
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
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 150 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 151 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 152 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 153 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 154 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 155 Purple MartinProgne subis
 156 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 157 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 158 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 159 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 160 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 161 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 162 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 163 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 164 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 165 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 166 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 167 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 168 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 169 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 170 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 171 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 172 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 173 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 174 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 175 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 176 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 177 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 178 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 179 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 180 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 181 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 182 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 183 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 184 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 185 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 186 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 187 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 188 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 189 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 190 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 191 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 192 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 193 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 194 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 195 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 196 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 197 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 198 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 199 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 200 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 201 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 202 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 203 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 204 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 205 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 206 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 207 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 208 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 209 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 210 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 211 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 212 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 213 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 214 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 215 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 216 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 217 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 218 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 219 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 220 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 221 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 222 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 223 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 224 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 225 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 226 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 227 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 228 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 229 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 230 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 231 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 232 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 233 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 234 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 235 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 236 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 237 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 238 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 239 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 240 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 241 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 242 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 243 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 244 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 245 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 246 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 247 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 248 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 249 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 250 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 251 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 252 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 253 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 254 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 255 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 256 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 257 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 258 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 259 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 260 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 261 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 262 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 263 DickcisselSpiza americana