Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Wilkes - 220 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 27 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 9 GadwallMareca strepera
 10 Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
 11 American WigeonMareca americana
 12 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 13 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 14 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 15 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 16 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 17 RedheadAythya americana
 18 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 19 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 20 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 21 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 22 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 23 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 24 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 25 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 26 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 27 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 28 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 29 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
 30 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 4 species 31 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 32 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 33 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
 34 Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Doves - 3 species 35 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 39 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 40 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 41 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 42 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 43 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 44 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 45 SoraPorzana carolina
 46 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 47 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 48 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 49 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 13 species 50 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 51 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 52 DunlinCalidris alpina
 53 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 54 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 55 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 56 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 57 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 58 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 59 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 60 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 61 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 62 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 8 species 63 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 64 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 65 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 66 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 67 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 68 Black TernChlidonias niger
 69 Common TernSterna hirundo
 70 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 71 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 72 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 73 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 74 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 75 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 76 Great EgretArdea alba
 77 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 78 Green HeronButorides virescens
 79 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 80 White IbisEudocimus albus
 81 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 82 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 83 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 84 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 85 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 86 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 87 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 88 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 89 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 90 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 91 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 92 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 93 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 94 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 95 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 96 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 97 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 98 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 99 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 100 Barred OwlStrix varia
 101 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 102 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 103 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 104 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 105 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 106 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 107 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 108 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 109 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 110 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 111 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 112 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 113 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 114 Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
 115 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 116 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 117 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 118 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 119 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 120 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 121 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 122 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 123 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 124 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 125 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 126 Common RavenCorvus corax
Larks - 1 species 127 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 128 Purple MartinProgne subis
 129 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 130 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 131 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 132 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
 133 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 134 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 135 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 136 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 137 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 138 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 139 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 140 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 141 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 142 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 143 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 144 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 145 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 146 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 147 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 148 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 149 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 150 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 151 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 152 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 153 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 154 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 155 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 156 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 157 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 158 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 159 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 160 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 161 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 162 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 163 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 164 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 165 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 166 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 167 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 168 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 169 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 170 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 171 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 172 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 173 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 174 Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
 175 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 176 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 177 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 178 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 179 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 180 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 181 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 182 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 183 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 184 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 185 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 29 species 186 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 187 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 188 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 189 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 190 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 191 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 192 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 193 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 194 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 195 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 196 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 197 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 198 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 199 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 200 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 201 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 202 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 203 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 204 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 205 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 206 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 207 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 208 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 209 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 210 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 211 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 212 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 213 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 214 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 215 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 216 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 217 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 218 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 219 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 220 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris