Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Richmond - 169 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 17 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 10 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 11 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 12 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 13 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 14 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 15 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 16 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 17 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 18 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 19 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 20 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 21 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 22 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 23 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 24 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 25 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 26 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 27 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 28 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 29 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 30 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 31 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 32 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 33 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 2 species 34 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 35 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 36 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 37 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 38 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 39 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 40 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 41 WilletTringa semipalmata
 42 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 4 species 43 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 44 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 45 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 46 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 47 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 48 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 49 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 50 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 51 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 52 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 53 Green HeronButorides virescens
 54 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 55 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 56 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 57 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 58 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 59 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 60 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 61 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 62 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 63 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 64 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 65 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 66 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 67 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 68 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 69 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 70 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 71 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 72 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 73 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 74 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 75 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 76 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 77 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 78 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 79 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 80 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 81 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 82 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 83 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 84 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 85 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 86 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 87 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 88 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 89 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 90 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 91 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 92 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 93 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 94 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 95 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 5 species 96 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 97 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 98 Purple MartinProgne subis
 99 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 100 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 101 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 102 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 103 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 104 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 105 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 106 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 107 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 108 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 109 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 110 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 111 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 112 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 113 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 114 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 115 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 116 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 117 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 118 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 119 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 120 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 121 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 122 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 123 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 124 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 125 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 126 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 127 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 128 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 129 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 130 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 131 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 132 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 133 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 134 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 135 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 136 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 137 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 138 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 139 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 140 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 141 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 142 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 143 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 144 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 145 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 146 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 147 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 148 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 149 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 150 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 151 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 152 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 153 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 154 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 155 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 156 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 157 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 158 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 159 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 160 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 161 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 162 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 163 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 164 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 165 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 166 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 167 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 168 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 169 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea