Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Stokes - 175 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 15 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 3 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 4 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 5 GadwallMareca strepera
 6 American WigeonMareca americana
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 11 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 12 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 13 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 14 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 15 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 18 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 19 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 2 species 20 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 21 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 23 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 24 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 26 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 2 species 27 SoraPorzana carolina
 28 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 30 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 31 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 33 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 3 species 34 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 35 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 36 Herring GullLarus argentatus
Loons - 1 species 37 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 38 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 39 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 40 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 41 Great EgretArdea alba
 42 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 43 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 44 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 45 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 46 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 47 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 48 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 49 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 50 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 51 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 52 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 53 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 54 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 55 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 56 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 57 Barred OwlStrix varia
 58 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 59 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 60 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 61 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 62 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 63 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 64 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 65 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 66 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 67 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 68 MerlinFalco columbarius
 69 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 70 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 71 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 72 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 73 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 74 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 75 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 76 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 77 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 78 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 79 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 80 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 81 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 82 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 83 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 84 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 85 Purple MartinProgne subis
 86 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 87 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 88 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 89 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 90 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 91 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 92 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 93 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 94 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 95 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 96 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 97 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 98 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 99 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 100 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 101 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 102 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 103 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 104 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 105 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 106 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 107 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 108 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 109 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 110 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 111 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 112 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 113 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 114 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 115 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 116 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 117 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 118 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 119 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 120 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 121 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 122 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 123 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 124 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 125 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 126 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 127 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 128 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 129 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 130 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 131 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 132 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 133 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 134 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 135 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 136 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 137 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 138 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 139 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 140 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 141 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 142 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 143 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 144 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 145 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 146 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 147 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 148 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 149 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 150 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 151 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 152 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 153 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 154 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 155 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 156 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 157 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 158 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 159 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 160 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 161 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 162 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 163 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 164 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 165 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 166 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 167 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 168 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 169 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 170 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 171 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 172 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 173 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 174 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 175 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea