Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Washington - 263 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 28 species 1 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 5 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 6 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 7 Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
 8 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 9 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 10 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 11 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 12 GadwallMareca strepera
 13 American WigeonMareca americana
 14 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 15 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 16 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 17 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 18 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 19 RedheadAythya americana
 20 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 21 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 22 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 23 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 24 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 25 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 26 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 27 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 28 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 29 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 30 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 31 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 32 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 33 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 4 species 34 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 35 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 36 Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 39 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 40 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 41 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 42 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 43 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 44 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 6 species 45 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
 46 King RailRallus elegans
 47 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 48 SoraPorzana carolina
 49 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 50 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 51 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 52 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 4 species 53 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 54 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 55 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 56 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 25 species 57 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 58 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 59 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 60 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 61 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 62 DunlinCalidris alpina
 63 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 64 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 65 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 66 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 67 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 68 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 69 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 70 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 71 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 72 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 73 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 74 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 75 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 76 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 77 WilletTringa semipalmata
 78 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 79 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 80 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 81 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 15 species 82 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 83 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 84 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 85 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 86 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 87 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 88 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 89 Least TernSternula antillarum
 90 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 91 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 92 Black TernChlidonias niger
 93 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 94 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 95 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 96 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 97 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 98 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 99 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 2 species 100 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 101 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 102 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 2 species 103 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 104 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 105 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 106 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 107 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 108 Great EgretArdea alba
 109 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 110 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 111 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 112 Green HeronButorides virescens
 113 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 114 White IbisEudocimus albus
 115 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 116 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 117 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 118 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 13 species 119 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 120 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 121 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 122 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 123 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 124 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 125 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 126 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 127 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 128 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 129 Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
 130 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 131 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 132 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 133 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 134 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 135 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 136 Barred OwlStrix varia
 137 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 138 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 139 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 140 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 141 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 142 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 143 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 144 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 145 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 146 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 147 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 148 MerlinFalco columbarius
 149 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 150 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 151 Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
 152 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 153 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 154 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 155 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 156 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 157 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Shrikes - 1 species 158 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 159 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 160 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 161 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 162 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 163 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 164 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 165 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 166 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 167 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 168 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 169 Purple MartinProgne subis
 170 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 171 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 172 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 173 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
 174 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 175 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 176 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 177 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 178 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 179 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 180 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 181 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 182 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 183 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 184 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 185 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 186 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 187 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 188 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 189 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 190 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 191 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 192 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 193 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 194 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 195 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 196 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 197 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 198 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 199 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 200 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 201 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 202 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 203 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 204 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 205 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 206 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 207 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 208 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 209 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 210 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 211 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 212 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 213 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 214 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 215 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 216 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 217 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 218 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 219 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 220 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 221 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 222 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 11 species 223 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 224 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 225 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 226 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 227 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 228 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 229 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 230 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 231 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 232 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 233 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 234 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 235 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 236 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 237 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 238 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 239 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 240 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 241 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 242 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 243 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 244 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 245 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 246 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 247 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 248 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 249 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 250 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 251 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 252 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 253 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 254 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 255 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 256 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 257 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 258 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 259 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 260 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 261 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 262 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 263 DickcisselSpiza americana