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