Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Yancey - 166 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 8 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 5 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 6 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 7 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 8 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
New World Quails - 1 species 9 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 2 species 10 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
 11 Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Grebes - 1 species 12 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Doves - 2 species 13 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 14 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 15 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 16 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 17 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Swifts - 1 species 18 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 19 Mexican VioletearColibri thalassinus
 20 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 21 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Plovers - 1 species 22 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 4 species 23 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
 24 SanderlingCalidris alba
 25 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 26 American WoodcockScolopax minor
Gulls & Terns - 1 species 27 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 28 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 29 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 30 Great EgretArdea alba
 31 Green HeronButorides virescens
 32 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
New World Vultures - 2 species 33 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 34 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 35 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 9 species 36 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 37 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 38 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 39 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 40 Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
 41 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 42 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 43 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 44 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Owls - 4 species 45 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 46 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 47 Barred OwlStrix varia
 48 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 49 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 50 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 51 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 52 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 53 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 54 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 55 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 56 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 57 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 58 MerlinFalco columbarius
 59 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 9 species 60 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 61 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 62 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 63 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 64 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 65 Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
 66 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 67 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 68 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 69 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 70 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 71 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 72 Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
 73 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 74 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 75 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 76 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 77 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 78 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 79 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 80 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 81 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 82 Purple MartinProgne subis
 83 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 84 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 85 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 86 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 87 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 88 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Treecreepers - 1 species 89 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 90 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 91 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 92 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 93 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 94 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 95 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 96 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 97 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 98 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 99 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 100 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 101 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 102 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 103 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 104 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 105 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 6 species 106 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 107 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 108 Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
 109 Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
 110 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 111 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 12 species 112 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 113 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 114 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 115 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 116 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 117 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 118 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 119 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 120 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 121 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 122 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 123 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 124 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 125 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 126 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 127 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 128 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 34 species 129 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 130 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 131 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 132 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 133 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 134 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 135 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 136 Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
 137 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 138 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 139 Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
 140 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 141 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 142 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 143 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 144 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 145 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 146 Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
 147 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 148 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 149 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 150 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 151 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 152 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 153 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 154 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 155 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 156 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 157 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 158 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 159 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 160 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 161 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
 162 Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 163 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 164 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 165 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 166 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea