Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Washington - 262 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 - 14 species 82 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 83 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 84 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 85 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 86 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 87 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 88 Least TernSternula antillarum
 89 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 90 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 91 Black TernChlidonias niger
 92 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 93 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 94 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 95 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 2 species 96 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 97 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 98 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 2 species 99 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 100 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 101 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 2 species 102 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
 103 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 9 species 104 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 105 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 106 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 107 Great EgretArdea alba
 108 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 109 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 110 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 111 Green HeronButorides virescens
 112 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 113 White IbisEudocimus albus
 114 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 115 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 116 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 117 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 13 species 118 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 119 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 120 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 121 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 122 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 123 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 124 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 125 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 126 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 127 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 128 Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
 129 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 130 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 131 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 132 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 133 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 134 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 135 Barred OwlStrix varia
 136 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 137 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 138 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 139 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 140 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 141 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 142 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 143 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 144 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 145 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 146 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 147 MerlinFalco columbarius
 148 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 149 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 150 Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
 151 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 152 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 153 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 154 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 155 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 156 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Shrikes - 1 species 157 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 158 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 159 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 160 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 161 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 162 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 163 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 164 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 165 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 166 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 167 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 168 Purple MartinProgne subis
 169 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 170 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 171 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 172 Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva
 173 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 174 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 175 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 176 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 177 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 178 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 179 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 180 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 181 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 182 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 183 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 184 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 185 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 186 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 187 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 188 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 189 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 190 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 191 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 192 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 193 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 194 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 195 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 196 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 197 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 198 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 199 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 200 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 201 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 202 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 203 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 204 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 205 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 206 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 207 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 208 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 209 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 210 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 211 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 212 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 213 LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
 214 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 215 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 216 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 217 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 218 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 219 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 220 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 221 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 11 species 222 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 223 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 224 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 225 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 226 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 227 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 228 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 229 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 230 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 231 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 232 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 233 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 234 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 235 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 236 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 237 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 238 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 239 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 240 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 241 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 242 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 243 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 244 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 245 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 246 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 247 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 248 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 249 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 250 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 251 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 252 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 253 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 254 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 255 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 256 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 257 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 258 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 259 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 260 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 261 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 262 DickcisselSpiza americana