Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Washington - 266 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 King RailRallus elegans
 46 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 47 SoraPorzana carolina
 48 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 49 American CootFulica americana
 50 Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
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 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 56 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
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 - 16 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 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 90 Least TernSternula antillarum
 91 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 92 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 93 Black TernChlidonias niger
 94 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 95 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 96 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 97 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 98 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 99 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 100 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 101 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 102 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 103 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 2 species 104 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 105 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 106 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 107 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 108 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 109 Great EgretArdea alba
 110 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 111 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 112 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 113 Green HeronButorides virescens
 114 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 3 species 115 White IbisEudocimus albus
 116 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
 117 Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajaja
New World Vultures - 2 species 118 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 119 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 120 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 13 species 121 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 122 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 123 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 124 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 125 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 126 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 127 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 128 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 129 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 130 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 131 Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
 132 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 133 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 134 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 135 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 136 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 137 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 138 Barred OwlStrix varia
 139 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 140 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 141 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 142 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 143 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 144 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 145 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 146 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 147 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 148 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 149 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 150 MerlinFalco columbarius
 151 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 9 species 152 Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
 153 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 154 Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
 155 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 156 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 157 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 158 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 159 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 160 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vireos - 5 species 161 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 162 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 163 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 164 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 165 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 166 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 167 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 168 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 169 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 170 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 171 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 172 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 173 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 174 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 175 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 176 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 177 Purple MartinProgne subis
 178 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 179 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
Kinglets - 2 species 180 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 181 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 182 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 183 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 184 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 185 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 186 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 187 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 188 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 189 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 190 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 191 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 192 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 193 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 194 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 195 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 196 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 197 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 198 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 199 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 200 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 201 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 202 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 203 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 204 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 205 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 206 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 207 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 208 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 209 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 210 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 211 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 212 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 213 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 214 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 215 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 216 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 217 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 218 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 219 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 220 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 221 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 222 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 223 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 224 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 225 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 11 species 226 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 227 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 228 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 229 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 230 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 231 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 232 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 233 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 234 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 235 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 236 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 237 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 238 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 239 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 240 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 241 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 242 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 243 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 244 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 245 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 246 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 247 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 248 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 249 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 250 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 251 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 252 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 253 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 254 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 255 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 256 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 257 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 258 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 259 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 260 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 261 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 262 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 263 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 264 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 265 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 266 DickcisselSpiza americana