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 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 45 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 46 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 47 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 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 WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 59 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates 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 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 66 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 67 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 68 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 69 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 70 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
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 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 82 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 83 Purple MartinProgne subis
 84 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 85 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
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 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 118 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 119 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 120 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 121 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 122 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 123 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 124 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 125 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 126 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 127 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 128 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 129 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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 WarblerLeiothlypis 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