Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Vance - 159 species

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