Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Wilkes - 249 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 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 30 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
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 - 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 - 2 species 44 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 45 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 6 species 46 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 47 SoraPorzana carolina
 48 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 49 American CootFulica americana
 50 Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
 51 Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
Plovers - 3 species 52 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 53 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 54 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 15 species 55 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 56 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 57 DunlinCalidris alpina
 58 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 59 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 60 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 61 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 62 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 63 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 64 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 65 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 66 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 67 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 68 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 69 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 8 species 70 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 71 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 72 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 73 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 74 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 75 Black TernChlidonias niger
 76 Common TernSterna hirundo
 77 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 78 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 79 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 80 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 81 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 8 species 82 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 83 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 84 Great EgretArdea alba
 85 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 86 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 87 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 88 Green HeronButorides virescens
 89 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 90 White IbisEudocimus albus
 91 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 92 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 93 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 94 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 95 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 96 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 97 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 98 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 99 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 100 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 101 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 102 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 103 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 104 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 105 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 106 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 6 species 107 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 108 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 109 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
 111 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
 112 Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Kingfishers - 1 species 113 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 114 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 115 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 116 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 117 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 118 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 119 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 120 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 121 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 122 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 12 species 123 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 124 Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
 125 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 126 Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
 127 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 128 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 129 Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
 130 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 131 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 132 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 133 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 134 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 6 species 135 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 136 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 137 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 138 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 139 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 140 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 141 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 142 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 143 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 144 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 145 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 146 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 147 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 148 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 6 species 149 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 150 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 151 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 152 Purple MartinProgne subis
 153 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 154 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 155 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 156 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 157 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 158 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 159 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 160 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 161 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 162 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 163 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 164 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 165 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 166 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 167 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 168 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 169 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 170 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 171 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 172 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 173 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 174 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 175 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 176 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 177 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 178 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 7 species 179 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 180 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 181 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 182 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 183 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 184 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 185 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 15 species 186 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 187 Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
 188 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 189 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 190 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 191 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 192 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 193 Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
 194 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 195 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 196 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 197 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 198 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 199 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 200 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 201 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 202 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 203 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 204 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 205 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 206 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 207 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 208 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 209 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 33 species 210 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 211 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 212 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 213 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 214 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 215 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 216 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 217 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 218 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 219 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 220 Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
 221 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 222 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 223 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 224 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 225 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 226 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 227 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 228 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 229 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 230 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 231 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 232 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 233 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 234 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 235 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 236 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 237 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 238 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 239 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 240 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 241 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 242 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 243 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 244 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 245 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 246 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 247 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 248 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 249 DickcisselSpiza americana