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 - 154 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 deglandi
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
Darters - 1 species 31 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 32 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 33 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 34 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 35 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 36 Great EgretArdea alba
 37 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 38 Green HeronButorides virescens
 39 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 40 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 41 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 42 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 43 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 44 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 45 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 46 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 47 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 48 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 49 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 50 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 51 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 52 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 2 species 53 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 54 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 55 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 56 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 57 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 58 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 59 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 60 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 61 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 62 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 63 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 64 American KestrelFalco sparverius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 65 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 66 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 67 Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savana
 68 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 69 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 70 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 71 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 72 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 73 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 74 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 75 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 76 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 77 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 78 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 79 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 80 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 81 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 82 Purple MartinProgne subis
 83 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 84 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 85 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 86 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 87 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 88 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 89 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 90 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 91 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 92 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 93 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 94 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 95 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 96 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 97 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 98 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 99 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 100 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 101 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 102 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 103 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 104 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 105 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 106 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 107 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 108 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 109 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 110 Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassinii
 111 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 112 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 113 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 114 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 115 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 116 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 117 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 118 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 119 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 120 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 121 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 122 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 123 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 124 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 125 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 126 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 127 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 128 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 129 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 130 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 131 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 132 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 133 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 134 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 135 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 136 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 137 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 138 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 139 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 140 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 141 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 142 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 143 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 144 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 145 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 146 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 147 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 148 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 149 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 150 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 151 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 152 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 153 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 154 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea