Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Vance - 157 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 16 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 9 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 10 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 11 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 12 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 13 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 14 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 15 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 16 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 17 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 18 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 19 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 20 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 21 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 2 species 22 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 23 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 24 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 25 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 26 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 27 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 28 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 29 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 30 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 31 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 32 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 6 species 33 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 34 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 35 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 36 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 37 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 38 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 8 species 39 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 40 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 41 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 42 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 43 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 44 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 45 Common TernSterna hirundo
 46 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 47 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 48 Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro
Cormorants - 1 species 49 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 50 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 51 Great EgretArdea alba
 52 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 53 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 54 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 55 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 5 species 56 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 57 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 58 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 59 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 60 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 61 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 62 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 63 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 64 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 65 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 66 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 67 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 68 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 69 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 70 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 71 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 72 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 1 species 73 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 74 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 75 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 76 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 77 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 78 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 79 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 80 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 81 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 82 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 83 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 84 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 85 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 86 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 87 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 88 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 3 species 89 Purple MartinProgne subis
 90 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 91 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 92 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 93 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 94 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 95 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 96 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 97 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 98 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 99 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 100 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 101 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 102 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 103 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 104 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 105 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 106 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 107 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 108 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 109 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 110 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 111 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 112 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 113 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 114 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 115 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 116 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 117 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 7 species 118 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 121 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 122 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 123 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 124 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 125 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 126 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 127 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 128 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 129 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 130 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 21 species 131 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 132 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 133 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 134 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 135 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 136 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 137 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 138 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 139 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 140 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 141 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 142 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 143 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 144 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 145 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 146 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 147 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 148 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 149 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 150 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 151 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 152 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 153 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 154 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 155 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 156 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 157 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea