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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Polk - 154 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 9 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 7 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 8 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 9 Common MerganserMergus merganser
New World Quails - 1 species 10 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 11 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 12 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 13 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 14 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 15 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 16 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 17 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 18 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 19 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
 20 King RailRallus elegans
Cranes - 1 species 21 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 4 species 22 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 23 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 24 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 25 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 26 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 27 SanderlingCalidris alba
 28 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 29 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 30 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 31 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 33 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 34 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 35 Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Cormorants - 1 species 36 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 37 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 38 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 39 Great EgretArdea alba
 40 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 41 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 42 Green HeronButorides virescens
 43 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 44 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 45 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 46 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 47 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 48 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 49 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 50 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 51 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 52 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 53 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 54 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 55 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 56 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 57 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Owls - 3 species 58 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 59 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 60 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 61 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 62 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 63 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 64 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 65 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 66 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 67 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 68 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 69 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 70 MerlinFalco columbarius
 71 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 72 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 73 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 74 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 75 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 76 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Vireos - 4 species 77 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 78 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 79 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 80 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 81 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 82 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 83 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 84 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 85 Purple MartinProgne subis
 86 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 87 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 88 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 89 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 90 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 1 species 91 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Wrens - 1 species 92 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 93 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 94 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 95 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 96 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 97 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 98 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 99 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 100 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 101 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 102 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 103 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 104 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 105 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 106 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 107 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 108 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 109 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 110 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 111 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 112 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 113 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 114 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 115 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 116 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 117 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 118 Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
 119 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 120 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 121 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 122 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 123 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 124 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 125 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 24 species 126 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 127 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 128 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 129 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 130 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 131 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 132 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 133 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 134 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 135 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 136 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 137 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 138 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 139 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 140 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 141 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 142 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 143 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 144 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 145 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 146 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 147 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 148 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 149 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 150 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 151 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 152 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 153 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 154 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea