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 - 159 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
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 51 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 52 Great EgretArdea alba
 53 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 54 Green HeronButorides virescens
 55 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 56 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 57 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 58 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 59 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 60 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 61 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 62 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 63 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 64 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 65 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 66 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 67 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 68 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 69 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 70 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 71 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 72 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 73 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 74 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 75 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 76 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 77 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 78 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 79 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 80 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 81 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 82 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 83 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 84 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 85 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 86 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 87 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 88 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 89 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 90 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 91 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 92 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 93 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 94 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 95 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 96 Purple MartinProgne subis
 97 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 98 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 99 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 100 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 101 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 102 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 103 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 104 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 105 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 106 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 107 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 108 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 109 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 110 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 111 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 112 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 113 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 114 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 115 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 116 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 117 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 118 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 119 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 120 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 121 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 122 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 123 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 124 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 125 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 126 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 127 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 128 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 129 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 130 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 131 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 132 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 4 species 133 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 134 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 135 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 136 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 137 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 138 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 139 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 140 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 141 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 142 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 143 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 144 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 145 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 146 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 147 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 148 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 149 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 150 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 151 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 8 species 152 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 153 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 154 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 155 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 156 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 157 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 158 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 159 DickcisselSpiza americana