Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Warren - 164 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 - 1 species 32 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 33 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 34 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 5 species 35 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 36 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 37 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 38 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 39 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Gulls & Terns - 9 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 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 46 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 47 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 48 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 1 species 49 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 50 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 3 species 51 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 52 Great EgretArdea alba
 53 Green HeronButorides virescens
New World Vultures - 2 species 54 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 55 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 56 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 57 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 58 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 59 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 60 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 61 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 62 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 63 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 64 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 65 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 66 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 67 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 68 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 69 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 70 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 71 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 72 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 73 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 74 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 75 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 76 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 77 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 78 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 79 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 80 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 81 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 82 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 83 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 84 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 4 species 85 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 86 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 87 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 88 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 89 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 90 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 91 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 5 species 92 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 93 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 94 Purple MartinProgne subis
 95 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 96 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 97 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 98 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
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
Wrens - 3 species 103 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 104 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 105 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 106 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 107 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 108 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 4 species 109 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 110 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 111 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 112 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 113 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 114 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 115 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 116 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 117 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 118 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 119 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 120 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 121 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 122 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 123 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 124 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 125 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 126 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 127 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 128 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 129 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 130 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 131 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 132 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 133 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 134 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 135 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 136 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 137 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 138 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 139 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 140 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 141 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 17 species 142 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 143 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 144 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 145 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 146 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 147 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 148 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 149 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 150 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 151 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 152 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 153 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 154 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 155 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 156 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 157 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 158 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 159 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 160 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 161 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 162 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 163 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 164 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea