Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Rowan - 173 species

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