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.
Email Harry LeGrand with any questions. If you would like to submit a record for a species that you have personally sighted in a county not listed for that species, click this link.
Search by:
Search by:

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