Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Wayne - 297 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 31 species 1 Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Mute SwanCygnus olor
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
 9 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 10 GadwallMareca strepera
 11 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 12 American WigeonMareca americana
 13 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 14 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 15 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 16 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 17 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 18 RedheadAythya americana
 19 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 20 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 21 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 22 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 23 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 24 Black ScoterMelanitta americana
 25 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 26 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 27 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 28 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 29 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 30 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 31 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 32 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 33 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 34 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 35 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 36 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 5 species 37 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 38 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 39 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 40 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 41 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 42 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 43 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 44 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 45 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 46 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 47 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 48 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 49 Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
 50 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 7 species 51 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 52 King RailRallus elegans
 53 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 54 SoraPorzana carolina
 55 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 56 American CootFulica americana
 57 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Stilts & Avocets - 2 species 58 Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
 59 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 4 species 60 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 61 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 62 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 63 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 29 species 64 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 65 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 66 Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
 67 Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
 68 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 69 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 70 RuffCalidris pugnax
 71 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 72 SanderlingCalidris alba
 73 DunlinCalidris alpina
 74 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 75 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 76 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 77 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 78 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 79 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 80 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 81 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 82 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 83 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 84 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 85 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 86 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 87 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 88 WilletTringa semipalmata
 89 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 90 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 91 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 92 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 2 species 93 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
 94 Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Gulls & Terns - 18 species 95 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 96 Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
 97 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 98 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 99 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 100 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 101 Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
 102 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 103 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 104 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 105 Least TernSternula antillarum
 106 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 107 Black TernChlidonias niger
 108 Common TernSterna hirundo
 109 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 110 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 111 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 112 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 1 species 113 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 114 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 115 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storks - 1 species 116 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 117 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Darters - 1 species 118 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 2 species 119 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
 120 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 121 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 11 species 122 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 123 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 124 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 125 Great EgretArdea alba
 126 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 127 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 128 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 129 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 130 Green HeronButorides virescens
 131 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
 132 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 133 White IbisEudocimus albus
 134 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 135 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 136 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 137 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 138 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 139 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 140 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 141 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 142 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 143 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 144 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 145 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 146 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 147 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 6 species 148 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 149 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 150 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 151 Barred OwlStrix varia
 152 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 153 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 154 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 155 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 156 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 157 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 158 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 159 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 160 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 161 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 162 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 163 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 164 MerlinFalco columbarius
 165 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 10 species 166 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 167 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 168 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 169 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 170 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 171 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 172 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 173 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 174 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
 175 Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Vireos - 5 species 176 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 177 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 178 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 179 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 180 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 181 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 182 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 183 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 184 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 185 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 186 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 187 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 188 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 189 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 190 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 191 Purple MartinProgne subis
 192 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 193 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 194 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 195 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 196 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 197 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 198 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 199 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 200 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 201 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 5 species 202 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 203 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 204 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 205 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 206 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 207 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 208 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 209 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 210 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 211 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 212 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 213 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 214 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 215 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 216 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 217 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 218 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 219 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 220 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 221 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 222 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 223 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 224 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 225 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 226 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 227 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 228 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 229 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 230 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 231 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 232 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 233 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 234 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 235 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 236 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 237 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 238 Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
 239 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 240 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 241 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 242 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 243 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 244 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 245 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 246 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 247 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 248 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 249 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 250 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 251 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 252 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 253 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 254 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 255 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 256 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 257 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 258 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 259 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 260 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 261 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 262 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 263 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 264 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 265 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 266 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 267 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 268 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 269 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 270 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 271 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 272 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 273 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 274 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 275 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 276 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 277 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 278 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 279 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 280 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 281 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 282 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 283 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 284 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 285 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 286 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 287 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 288 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 289 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 290 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 291 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 292 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 293 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 294 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 295 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 296 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 297 DickcisselSpiza americana