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 - 162 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
Boobies & Gannets - 1 species 34 Northern GannetMorus bassanus
Cormorants - 1 species 35 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 36 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 37 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 38 Great EgretArdea alba
 39 Green HeronButorides virescens
 40 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
New World Vultures - 2 species 41 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 42 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 43 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 44 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 45 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 46 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 47 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 48 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 49 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 50 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 51 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 52 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 53 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 54 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 55 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 56 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 57 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 58 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 59 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 60 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 61 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 62 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 63 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 64 MerlinFalco columbarius
 65 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 66 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 67 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 68 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 69 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 70 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 71 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 4 species 72 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 73 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 74 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 75 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 76 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 77 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 78 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 79 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 80 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 81 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 82 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 83 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 84 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 85 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 86 Purple MartinProgne subis
 87 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 88 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 89 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 90 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 91 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 92 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 93 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 94 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 95 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 96 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 4 species 97 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 98 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 99 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 100 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 101 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 102 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 103 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 104 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 105 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 106 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 107 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 108 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 109 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 110 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 111 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 112 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 113 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 114 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 115 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 116 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 117 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 13 species 118 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 119 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 120 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 121 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 122 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 123 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 124 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 125 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 126 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 127 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 128 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 129 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 130 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 131 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 132 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 133 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 134 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 135 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 136 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 137 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 138 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 18 species 139 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 140 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 141 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 142 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 143 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 144 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 145 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 146 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 147 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 148 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 149 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 150 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 151 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 152 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 153 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 154 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 155 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 156 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 157 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 158 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 159 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 160 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 161 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 162 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea