Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Union - 176 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 23 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 6 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 7 GadwallMareca strepera
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 16 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 17 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 18 White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
 19 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 20 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 21 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 22 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 23 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 24 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 25 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 26 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 27 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 28 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 29 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 30 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 31 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 32 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 33 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 34 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 35 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 36 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 37 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 38 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 8 species 40 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 41 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 42 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 43 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 44 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 45 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 46 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 47 WilletTringa semipalmata
Gulls & Terns - 2 species 48 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 49 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Loons - 1 species 50 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 51 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 52 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 53 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 54 Great EgretArdea alba
 55 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 56 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 57 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 58 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 59 White IbisEudocimus albus
 60 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 61 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 62 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 63 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 64 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 65 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 66 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 67 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 68 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 69 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 70 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 71 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 72 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 73 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 74 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 75 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 76 Barred OwlStrix varia
 77 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 78 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 79 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 80 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 81 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 82 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 83 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 84 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 85 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 86 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 87 MerlinFalco columbarius
 88 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 89 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 90 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 91 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 92 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 93 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 94 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 95 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 96 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 97 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 98 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 99 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 100 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 101 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 102 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 5 species 103 Purple MartinProgne subis
 104 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 105 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 106 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 107 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 108 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 109 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 110 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 111 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 3 species 112 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 113 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 114 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 115 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 116 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 117 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 118 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 119 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 120 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 121 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 122 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 123 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 124 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 125 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 126 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 127 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 128 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 129 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 130 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 131 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 132 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 133 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 134 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 135 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 136 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 137 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 138 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 139 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 140 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 141 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 142 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 143 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 144 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 145 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 146 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 147 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 148 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 149 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 150 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 151 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 152 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 153 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 154 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 155 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 156 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 157 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 158 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 159 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 160 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 161 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 162 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 163 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 164 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 165 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 166 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 167 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 168 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 169 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 170 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 171 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 172 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 173 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 174 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 175 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 176 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea