Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Wilson - 225 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 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 36 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
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 - 20 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 Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
 74 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 75 Black TernChlidonias niger
 76 Common TernSterna hirundo
 77 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
 78 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 79 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 80 Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
 81 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Loons - 1 species 82 Common LoonGavia immer
Storm-Petrels - 2 species 83 Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
 84 Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhous
Petrels & Shearwaters - 2 species 85 Trindade PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
 86 Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Storks - 1 species 87 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Frigatebirds - 1 species 88 Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Darters - 1 species 89 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 90 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 91 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 92 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 93 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 94 Great EgretArdea alba
 95 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 96 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 97 Green HeronButorides virescens
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 98 White IbisEudocimus albus
 99 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 100 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 101 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 102 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 103 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 104 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 105 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 106 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 107 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 108 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 109 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 110 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 111 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 3 species 112 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 113 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 114 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 115 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 116 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 117 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 118 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 119 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 120 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 121 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 122 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 123 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 124 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 125 MerlinFalco columbarius
 126 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 127 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 128 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 129 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 130 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 131 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 132 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 133 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 134 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 135 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 136 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 137 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 138 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 139 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 140 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 141 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 142 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 143 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 144 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 145 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 146 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 147 Purple MartinProgne subis
 148 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 149 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 150 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 151 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 152 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 153 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 154 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 155 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 156 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 157 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 158 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 159 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 160 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 161 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 162 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 163 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 164 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 165 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 166 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 167 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 168 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 169 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 170 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 171 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 172 Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
 173 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 174 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 175 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 176 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 11 species 177 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 178 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 179 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 180 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 181 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 182 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 183 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 184 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 185 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 186 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 187 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 188 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 189 Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
 190 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 191 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 192 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 193 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 194 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 195 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 23 species 196 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 197 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 198 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 199 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 200 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 201 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 202 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 203 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 204 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 205 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 206 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 207 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 208 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 209 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 210 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 211 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 212 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 213 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 214 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 215 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 216 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 217 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 218 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 219 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 220 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 221 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 222 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 223 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 224 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 225 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris