Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Warren - 174 species

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