Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Transylvania - 250 species

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