Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Stokes - 177 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 CormorantNannopterum auritum
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 - 7 species 70 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 71 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 72 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 73 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 74 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 75 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 76 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 77 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 78 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 79 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 80 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 81 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 82 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 83 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 84 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 85 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 86 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 87 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 5 species 88 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 89 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 90 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 91 Purple MartinProgne subis
 92 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 93 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 94 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 95 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
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
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 100 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 101 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 102 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 103 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 104 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 105 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 106 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 107 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 108 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 109 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 110 Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelli
 111 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 112 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 113 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 114 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 115 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 116 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 117 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 118 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 119 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 120 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 121 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 122 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 123 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 124 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 125 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 126 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 127 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 128 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 129 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 130 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 131 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 132 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 133 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 134 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 135 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 136 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 137 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 138 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 139 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 140 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 141 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 142 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 143 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 144 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 145 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 146 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 147 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 148 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 149 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 150 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 151 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 152 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 153 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 154 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 155 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 156 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 157 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 158 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 159 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 160 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 161 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 162 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 163 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 164 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 165 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 166 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 167 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 168 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 169 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 170 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 171 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 172 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 173 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 174 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 175 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 176 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 177 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea