Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Union - 178 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 deglandi
 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 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
 36 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
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
Darters - 1 species 51 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 52 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 104 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 105 Purple MartinProgne subis
 106 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 107 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 108 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 109 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 110 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 111 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 112 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Wrens - 3 species 113 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 114 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 115 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 116 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 117 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 118 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 119 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 120 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 121 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 122 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 123 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 124 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 125 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 126 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 127 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 128 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 129 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 130 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 131 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 132 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 133 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 134 White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
 135 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 136 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 137 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 138 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 139 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 140 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 141 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 142 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 143 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 144 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 145 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 146 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 147 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 148 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 149 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 150 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 151 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 152 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 153 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 154 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 155 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 156 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 15 species 157 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 158 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 159 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 160 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 161 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 162 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 163 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 164 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 165 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 166 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 167 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 168 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 169 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 170 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 171 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 172 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 173 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 174 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 175 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 176 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 177 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 178 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea