Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Tyrrell - 217 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 27 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 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 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 22 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 23 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 24 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 25 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 26 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 27 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 28 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 29 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 30 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 31 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 32 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 33 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 34 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 35 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 36 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 37 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 38 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 7 species 39 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 40 King RailRallus elegans
 41 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 42 SoraPorzana carolina
 43 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 44 American CootFulica americana
 45 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Cranes - 1 species 46 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 47 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 48 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 49 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 50 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 51 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 15 species 52 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 53 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 54 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 55 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 56 DunlinCalidris alpina
 57 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 58 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 59 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 60 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 61 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 62 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 63 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 64 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 65 WilletTringa semipalmata
 66 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 10 species 67 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 68 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 69 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 70 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 71 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 72 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 73 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 74 Common TernSterna hirundo
 75 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 76 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 1 species 77 Common LoonGavia immer
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 78 Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 79 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Darters - 1 species 80 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 81 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 82 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 83 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 84 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 85 Great EgretArdea alba
 86 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 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 - 3 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
 93 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 94 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 95 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 96 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 97 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 98 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 99 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 104 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 105 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 106 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 107 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 108 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 109 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 110 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 111 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 112 Barred OwlStrix varia
 113 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 114 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 115 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 116 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 117 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 118 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 119 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 120 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 121 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 122 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 123 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 124 MerlinFalco columbarius
 125 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 126 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 127 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 128 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 129 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 130 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 131 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 3 species 132 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 133 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 134 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 135 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 136 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 137 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 138 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 139 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 140 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 141 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 142 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 143 Purple MartinProgne subis
 144 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 145 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 146 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 147 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 148 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 149 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 150 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 151 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 152 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 153 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 154 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 155 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 156 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 157 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 158 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 159 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 160 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 161 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 4 species 162 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 163 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 164 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 165 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 166 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 167 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 168 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 169 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 170 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 171 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 172 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 173 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 174 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 175 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 176 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 177 Seaside SparrowAmmospiza maritima
 178 Saltmarsh SparrowAmmospiza caudacuta
 179 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 180 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 181 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 182 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 183 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 184 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 185 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 186 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 187 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 188 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 189 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 190 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 191 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 192 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 193 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 194 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 195 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 196 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 197 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 198 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 199 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 200 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 201 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 202 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 203 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 204 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 205 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 206 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 207 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 208 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 209 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 210 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 211 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 212 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 213 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 214 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 215 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 216 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 217 DickcisselSpiza americana