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 - 131 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 CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 - 5 species 65 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 66 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 67 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 68 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 69 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 70 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 71 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 72 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 73 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 74 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 75 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 76 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 77 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 2 species 78 Purple MartinProgne subis
 79 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 80 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 81 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 82 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 83 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 84 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 2 species 85 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 86 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 87 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 88 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 89 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 90 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 91 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 92 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 93 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 94 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 95 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 96 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 97 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 98 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 99 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 100 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 101 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 102 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 103 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 104 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 105 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 106 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 107 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 108 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 109 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 110 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 111 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 112 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 113 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 114 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 115 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 116 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 10 species 117 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 118 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 119 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 120 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 121 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 122 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 123 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 124 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 125 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 126 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 127 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 128 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 129 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 130 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 131 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea