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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Stanly - 156 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 fusca
 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
Cranes - 1 species 37 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 38 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 39 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 40 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 41 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 42 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 43 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 44 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 45 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 46 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 2 species 47 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 48 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 49 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 50 Great EgretArdea alba
 51 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 52 Green HeronButorides virescens
 53 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 54 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
New World Vultures - 2 species 55 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 56 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 57 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 58 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 59 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 60 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 61 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 62 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 63 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 64 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 65 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 66 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 67 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 68 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 69 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 70 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 71 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 72 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 73 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 74 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 75 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 76 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 77 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 78 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 79 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 80 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 81 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Vireos - 4 species 82 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 83 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 84 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 85 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 86 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 87 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 88 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 89 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 90 Purple MartinProgne subis
 91 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 92 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 93 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 94 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 95 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 96 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 97 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 98 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 99 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 100 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 101 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 102 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 103 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 104 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 105 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 106 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 107 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 108 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 109 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 110 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 111 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 112 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 113 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 114 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 115 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 118 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 119 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 120 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 121 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 122 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 123 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 124 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 125 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 126 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 127 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 128 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 129 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 130 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 131 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 132 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 133 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 134 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 135 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 136 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 137 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 138 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 139 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 140 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 141 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 142 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 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 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 149 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 150 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 151 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 152 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 153 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 154 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 155 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 156 DickcisselSpiza americana