Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Stanly - 160 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 20 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 6 GadwallMareca strepera
 7 American WigeonMareca americana
 8 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 9 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 10 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 11 RedheadAythya americana
 12 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 13 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 14 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 15 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 16 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 17 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 18 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 19 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 20 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 21 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 22 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 23 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 24 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 25 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 26 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 27 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 28 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 29 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 30 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 31 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 32 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 33 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 34 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 35 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 36 American CootFulica americana
Limpkin - 1 species 37 LimpkinAramus guarauna
Cranes - 1 species 38 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 40 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 41 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 42 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 43 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 44 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 45 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 46 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 47 Common LoonGavia immer
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 48 Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Cormorants - 2 species 49 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 50 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 51 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 52 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 53 Great EgretArdea alba
 54 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 55 Green HeronButorides virescens
 56 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 57 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 58 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 59 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 60 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 61 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 62 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 63 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 64 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 65 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 66 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 67 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 68 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 69 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 70 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 71 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 72 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 73 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 74 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 75 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 76 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 77 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 78 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 79 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 80 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 81 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 82 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 83 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 84 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 85 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 86 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 87 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 88 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 89 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 90 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 91 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 92 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 93 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 94 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 95 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 96 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 97 Purple MartinProgne subis
 98 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 99 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 100 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 101 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 102 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 103 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 104 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 105 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 106 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 107 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 108 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 109 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 110 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 111 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 112 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 113 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 114 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 115 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 116 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 117 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 118 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 119 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 120 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 121 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 122 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 123 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 124 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 125 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 126 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 127 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 128 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 129 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 130 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 131 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 132 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 133 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 134 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 135 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 136 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 137 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 138 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 139 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 140 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 141 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 142 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 143 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 144 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 145 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 146 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 147 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 148 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 149 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 150 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 151 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 152 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 153 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 154 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 155 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 156 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 157 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 158 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 159 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 160 DickcisselSpiza americana