Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Wayne - 296 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 fusca
 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 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 56 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 57 American CootFulica americana
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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 63 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 114 Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Storm-Petrels - 1 species 115 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Storks - 1 species 116 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 117 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Cormorants - 2 species 118 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
 119 Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Darters - 1 species 120 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 139 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 140 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 141 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 142 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 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 WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
 159 Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
 160 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealis
 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 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 167 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 168 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 169 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 170 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 171 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
 172 Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
 173 Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
 174 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 175 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Shrikes - 1 species 176 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 177 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 178 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 179 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 180 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 181 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 182 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 183 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 184 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 185 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 186 Purple MartinProgne subis
 187 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 188 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 189 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 190 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 191 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 192 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 193 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 194 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 195 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 196 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 197 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 5 species 198 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 199 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 200 Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
 201 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 202 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 203 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 204 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 205 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 7 species 206 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 207 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 208 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 209 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 210 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 211 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 212 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 213 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 214 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 215 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 216 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 217 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 218 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 219 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 220 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 221 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 222 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 223 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 224 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 225 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 226 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 16 species 227 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 228 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 229 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 230 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 231 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 232 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 233 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 234 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 235 Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
 236 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 237 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 238 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 239 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 240 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 241 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 242 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 243 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 10 species 244 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 245 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 246 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 247 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 248 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 249 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 250 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 251 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 252 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 253 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 254 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 255 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 256 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 257 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 258 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 259 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 260 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 261 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 262 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 263 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 264 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 265 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 266 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 267 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 268 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 269 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 270 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 271 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 272 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 273 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 274 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 275 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 276 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 277 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 278 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 279 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 280 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 281 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 282 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 283 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 284 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 285 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 286 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 287 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 288 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 289 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 290 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 291 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 292 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 293 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 294 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 295 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 296 DickcisselSpiza americana