Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Rowan - 174 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 - 2 species 35 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
 36 Whooping CraneGrus americana
Plovers - 1 species 37 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 38 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 39 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 40 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 41 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 5 species 42 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 43 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 44 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 45 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 46 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 47 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 48 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 49 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 50 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 51 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 52 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 53 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 54 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 55 Great EgretArdea alba
 56 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 57 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 58 Green HeronButorides virescens
 59 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
New World Vultures - 2 species 60 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 61 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 62 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 63 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 64 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 65 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 66 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 67 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 68 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 69 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 70 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 71 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 72 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 73 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 74 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 75 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 76 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 77 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 78 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 79 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 80 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 81 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 82 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 83 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 84 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 85 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 86 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 87 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 88 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 89 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 90 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 91 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 92 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 93 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 94 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 95 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 96 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 97 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 98 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 99 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 100 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 101 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 102 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 103 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 104 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 105 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 106 Purple MartinProgne subis
 107 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 108 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 109 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 110 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 111 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 112 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 113 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 114 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 115 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 116 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 117 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 118 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 119 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 120 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 121 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 122 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 123 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 124 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 125 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 126 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 127 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 128 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 129 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 130 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 131 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 132 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 133 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 134 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 135 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 136 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 137 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 138 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 139 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 140 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 141 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 142 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 143 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 144 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 145 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 146 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 147 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 148 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 149 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 150 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 151 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 152 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 153 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 154 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 155 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 156 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 157 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 158 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 159 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 160 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 161 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 162 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 163 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 164 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 165 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 166 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 167 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 168 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 169 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 170 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 171 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 172 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 173 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 174 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea