Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
No distinction is made between transient and resident records for a county. The majority of the records are from eBird and the Chat.
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Yadkin - 163 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 14 species 1 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 2 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 3 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 4 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 5 GadwallMareca strepera
 6 American WigeonMareca americana
 7 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 8 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 9 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 10 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 11 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 12 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 13 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 14 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 15 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 16 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 17 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 18 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Doves - 3 species 19 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 20 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 21 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 22 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 23 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 24 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 25 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 26 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 27 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 28 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 1 species 29 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 30 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 31 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 32 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 33 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 34 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 35 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 1 species 36 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 37 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 38 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 39 Great EgretArdea alba
 40 Green HeronButorides virescens
 41 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
New World Vultures - 2 species 42 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 43 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 44 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 45 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 46 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 47 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 48 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 49 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 50 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 51 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 52 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 53 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 54 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 55 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 56 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 57 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 58 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 59 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 60 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 61 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 62 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 63 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 64 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 65 MerlinFalco columbarius
 66 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 67 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 68 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 69 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 70 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 71 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 72 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 73 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 74 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 75 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 76 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 77 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 78 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 79 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 80 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 81 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 82 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 83 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 84 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 85 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 86 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 87 Purple MartinProgne subis
 88 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 89 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 90 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 91 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 92 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 93 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 94 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 95 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 96 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 97 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 98 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 99 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 100 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 101 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 102 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 103 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 104 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 105 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 106 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 107 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 108 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 109 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 110 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 111 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 112 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 113 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 114 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 115 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 116 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 117 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 118 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 119 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 120 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 121 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 122 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 123 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 124 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 125 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 126 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 127 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 128 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 129 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 130 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 131 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 132 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 133 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 134 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 135 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 136 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 137 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 138 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 139 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 140 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 141 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 142 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 143 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 144 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 145 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 146 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 147 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 148 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 149 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 150 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 151 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 152 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 153 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 154 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 155 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 156 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 157 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 158 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 159 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 160 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 161 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 162 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 163 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea