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 - 161 species

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