Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Tyrrell - 216 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 fusca
 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 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 44 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 45 American CootFulica americana
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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 51 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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
Cormorants - 1 species 80 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 81 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 - 2 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
 93 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 94 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 95 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 96 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 97 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 98 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 99 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 104 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 105 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 106 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 107 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Barn-Owls - 1 species 108 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 109 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 110 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 111 Barred OwlStrix varia
 112 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 113 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 114 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 115 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 116 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 117 Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 118 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 119 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 120 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 121 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 122 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 123 MerlinFalco columbarius
 124 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 125 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 126 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 127 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 128 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 129 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 130 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 131 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 132 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 133 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 134 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 135 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 136 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 137 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 4 species 138 Purple MartinProgne subis
 139 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 140 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 141 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 142 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 143 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 144 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 145 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 146 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 147 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 148 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 149 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 150 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 151 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 152 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 153 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 154 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 155 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 156 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 157 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 158 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 159 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 160 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 161 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 162 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 163 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 164 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 165 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 166 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 2 species 167 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 168 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 169 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 170 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 171 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 172 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 173 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 174 Saltmarsh SparrowAmmodramus caudacutus
 175 Seaside SparrowAmmodramus maritimus
 176 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 177 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 178 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 179 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 180 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 181 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 182 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 9 species 183 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 184 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 185 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 186 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 187 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 188 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 189 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 190 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 191 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 19 species 192 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 193 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 194 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 195 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 196 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 197 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 198 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 199 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 200 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 201 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 202 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 203 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 204 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 205 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 206 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 207 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 208 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 209 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 210 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 211 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 212 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 213 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 214 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 215 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 216 DickcisselSpiza americana