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.
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Sampson - 132 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 6 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 5 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 6 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 7 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 8 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Doves - 3 species 9 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 10 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 11 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 12 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 13 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 14 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Cranes - 1 species 15 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 16 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 17 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 18 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 8 species 19 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 20 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 21 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 22 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 23 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 24 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 25 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 26 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 27 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Storks - 1 species 28 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 29 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 30 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 31 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 32 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 33 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 34 Great EgretArdea alba
 35 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 36 Green HeronButorides virescens
 37 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 38 White IbisEudocimus albus
 39 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 40 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 41 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 42 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 43 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 44 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 45 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 46 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 47 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 48 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 49 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 50 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 51 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 52 Barred OwlStrix varia
 53 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 54 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 55 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 56 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 57 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 58 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 59 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 60 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 61 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 62 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 63 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 64 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 65 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 66 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 67 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 68 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 69 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 70 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 3 species 71 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 72 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 73 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 74 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 75 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 76 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 77 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 78 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 79 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 80 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 2 species 81 Purple MartinProgne subis
 82 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 83 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 84 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 85 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 86 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 87 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 88 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 89 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 2 species 90 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 91 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 92 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 93 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 94 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 95 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 96 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 97 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 98 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 99 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 100 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 101 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 102 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 103 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 104 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 105 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 106 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 107 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 108 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 109 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 110 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 111 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 112 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 113 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 114 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 115 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 116 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 117 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 10 species 118 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 119 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 120 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 121 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 122 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 123 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 124 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 125 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 126 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 127 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 128 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 129 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 130 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 131 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 132 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea