Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Transylvania - 244 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 27 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 5 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 6 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 7 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 8 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 9 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 10 GadwallMareca strepera
 11 American WigeonMareca americana
 12 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 13 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 14 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 15 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 16 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 17 RedheadAythya americana
 18 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 19 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 20 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 21 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 22 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 23 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 24 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 25 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 26 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 27 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 28 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 29 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 30 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 31 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 32 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 33 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 4 species 34 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 35 Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 39 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 40 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 41 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 42 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 43 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 4 species 44 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 45 Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
 46 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 47 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 4 species 48 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 49 SoraPorzana carolina
 50 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 51 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 52 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 4 species 53 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 54 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 55 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 56 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 15 species 57 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 58 DunlinCalidris alpina
 59 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 60 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 61 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 62 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 63 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 64 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 65 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 66 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 67 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 68 WilletTringa semipalmata
 69 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 70 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 71 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 8 species 72 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 73 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 74 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 75 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 76 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 77 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 78 Common TernSterna hirundo
 79 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 80 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 81 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 82 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 83 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 84 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 85 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 86 Great EgretArdea alba
 87 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 88 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 89 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 90 Green HeronButorides virescens
 91 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 93 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 94 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 95 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 96 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 97 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 98 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 99 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 100 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 101 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 102 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 103 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 104 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 105 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Barn-Owls - 1 species 106 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 107 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 108 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 109 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
 111 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 112 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 113 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 114 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 115 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 116 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 117 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 118 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 119 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 120 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 121 MerlinFalco columbarius
 122 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 123 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 124 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 125 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 126 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 127 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 128 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 129 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 130 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Shrikes - 1 species 131 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 6 species 132 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 133 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 134 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 135 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 136 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 137 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 138 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 139 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 140 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 5 species 141 Purple MartinProgne subis
 142 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 143 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 144 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 145 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 3 species 146 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 147 Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
 148 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 149 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 150 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 151 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 152 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 153 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 154 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 155 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 156 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 157 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 158 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 159 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 160 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Old World Flycatchers - 1 species 161 Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Thrushes - 7 species 162 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 163 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 164 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 165 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 166 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 167 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 168 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 169 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 170 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 171 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 172 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 173 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 174 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 175 BramblingFringilla montifringilla
 176 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 177 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 178 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 179 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 180 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 181 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 182 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 183 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 184 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 185 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 186 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 187 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 188 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 189 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 190 Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
 191 LeConte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
 192 Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
 193 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 194 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 195 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 196 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 197 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 198 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 199 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 200 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 201 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 202 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 203 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 204 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 205 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 32 species 206 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 207 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 208 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 209 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 210 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 211 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 212 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 213 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 214 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 215 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 216 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 217 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 218 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 219 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 220 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 221 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 222 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 223 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 224 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 225 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 226 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 227 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 228 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 229 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 230 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 231 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 232 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 233 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 234 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 235 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 236 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 237 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 238 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 239 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 240 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 241 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 242 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 243 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 244 DickcisselSpiza americana