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

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 21 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 3 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 6 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 7 GadwallMareca strepera
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 11 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 12 RedheadAythya americana
 13 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 14 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 15 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 16 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 17 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 18 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 19 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 20 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 21 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 22 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 23 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 24 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 25 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 26 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 2 species 27 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 28 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 29 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 30 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Swifts - 1 species 31 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 32 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 33 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 3 species 34 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 35 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 36 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 24 species 37 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 38 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 39 Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
 40 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 41 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 42 SanderlingCalidris alba
 43 Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
 44 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 45 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 46 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 47 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 48 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 49 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 50 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 51 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 52 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 53 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 54 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 55 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 56 WilletTringa semipalmata
 57 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 58 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 59 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 60 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Skuas & Jaegers - 1 species 61 South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Gulls & Terns - 18 species 62 Sabine's GullXema sabini
 63 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 64 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 65 Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
 66 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 67 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 68 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 69 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 70 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 71 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 72 Least TernSternula antillarum
 73 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 74 Black TernChlidonias niger
 75 Common TernSterna hirundo
 76 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 77 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 78 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 79 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 1 species 80 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 81 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 82 Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Petrels & Shearwaters - 1 species 83 Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Frigatebirds - 1 species 84 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Cormorants - 1 species 85 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 86 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 87 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 88 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 89 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 90 Great EgretArdea alba
 91 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 92 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 93 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 94 White IbisEudocimus albus
 95 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 96 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 97 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 98 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 99 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 100 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 101 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 102 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 103 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 104 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 105 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 106 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 107 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 108 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 109 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 111 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 112 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 113 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 114 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 115 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 116 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 117 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 118 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 119 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 120 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 121 MerlinFalco columbarius
 122 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 123 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 124 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 125 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 126 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 127 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 128 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 5 species 129 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 130 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 131 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 132 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 133 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 134 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 135 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 136 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 137 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 138 Purple MartinProgne subis
 139 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 140 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 141 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 142 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 143 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 144 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 145 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 146 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 147 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 148 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 4 species 149 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 150 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 151 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 152 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 153 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 154 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 155 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 5 species 156 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 157 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 158 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 159 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 160 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 161 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 162 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 163 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 164 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 165 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 166 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 167 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 168 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 169 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 170 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 171 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 172 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 173 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 174 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 175 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 176 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 177 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 178 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 179 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 180 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 181 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 182 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 183 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 184 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 185 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 186 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 187 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 188 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 189 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 190 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 191 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 192 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 193 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 194 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 195 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 196 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 197 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 198 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 199 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 200 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 201 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 202 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 203 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 204 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 205 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 206 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 207 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 208 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 209 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 210 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 211 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 212 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 213 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 214 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 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