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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Surry - 157 species

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