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 - 159 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 - 2 species 11 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 12 Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Grebes - 2 species 13 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 14 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 2 species 15 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 16 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 17 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 18 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 19 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 20 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 21 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 22 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Plovers - 1 species 23 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 24 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 25 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 26 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 27 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 28 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 29 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 30 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 31 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 32 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 4 species 33 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 34 Great EgretArdea alba
 35 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 36 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 37 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 38 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 39 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 7 species 40 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 41 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 42 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 43 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 44 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 45 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 46 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 47 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 3 species 48 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 49 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 50 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 51 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 52 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 53 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 54 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 55 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 56 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 57 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 58 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 59 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 60 MerlinFalco columbarius
 61 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 62 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 63 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 64 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 65 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 66 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 67 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 68 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 69 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 70 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 71 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 72 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 73 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 74 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 75 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 76 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 77 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 78 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 79 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 80 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 81 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 82 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 83 Purple MartinProgne subis
 84 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 85 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 86 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 87 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 88 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 89 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 90 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 91 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 92 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 93 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 94 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 95 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 96 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 97 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 98 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 99 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 100 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 101 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 102 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 103 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 104 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 105 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 106 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 107 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 108 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 109 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 110 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 8 species 111 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 112 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 113 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 114 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 115 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 116 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 117 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 118 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 119 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 120 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 121 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 122 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 123 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 124 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 125 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 126 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 27 species 127 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 128 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 129 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 130 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 131 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 132 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 133 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 134 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 135 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 136 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 137 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 138 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 139 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 140 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 141 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 142 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 143 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 144 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 145 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 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 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 152 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 153 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 154 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 155 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 156 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 157 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 158 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 159 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea