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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Scotland - 152 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 8 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 GadwallMareca strepera
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 RedheadAythya americana
 7 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 8 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
New World Quails - 1 species 9 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 10 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 1 species 11 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 12 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 13 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 14 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 15 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 16 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 17 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 18 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 19 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 20 SoraPorzana carolina
Plovers - 1 species 21 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 7 species 22 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 23 DunlinCalidris alpina
 24 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 25 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 26 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 27 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 28 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 29 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 30 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 31 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 32 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 33 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 34 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 35 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 36 Green HeronButorides virescens
 37 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 38 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 39 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 40 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 41 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 42 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 43 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 44 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 45 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 46 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 47 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 48 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 49 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 50 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 51 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 52 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 53 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 54 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 55 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 56 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 57 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 58 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 59 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 60 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 61 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 62 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 63 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 64 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 65 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 66 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 67 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 68 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 69 Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana
Shrikes - 1 species 70 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 71 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 72 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 73 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 74 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 75 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 76 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 77 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 78 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 79 Purple MartinProgne subis
 80 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 81 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 82 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 83 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 84 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 85 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 86 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 87 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 88 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 89 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 90 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 91 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 92 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 93 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 94 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 95 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 96 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 97 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 98 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 99 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 100 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 101 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 102 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 103 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 104 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 105 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 106 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 107 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 108 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 109 Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassinii
 110 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 111 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 112 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 113 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 114 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 115 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 116 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 117 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 118 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 119 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 120 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 121 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 122 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 123 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 124 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 125 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 126 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 127 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 128 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 129 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 130 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 131 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 132 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 133 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 134 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 135 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 136 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 137 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 138 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 139 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 140 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 141 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 142 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 143 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 144 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 145 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 146 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 147 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 148 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 149 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 150 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 151 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 152 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea