Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
The 50 most recent entries.
speciescountyobserverdatelocationcommentsphoto_linkcbc_photoreviewer_comment
Baltimore OrioleGreeneLinda seymourNov 11, 2017These birds were common at the oriole feeder last winter approximately 8 overwintered.
MerlinDavieShelley Rutkin9/17/2017Rich ParkFlying overhead very highphotoYes
Swallow-tailed KiteTransylvaniaFRANK PORTERAugust 26, 2017305 Country Club Circle Brevard, NC. 28712View
Black-headed GrosbeakUnionPeter Quadarella22 November 2016a yard in Weddingtonadult male, photographed (Chat 81:28).
Kirtland's WarblerYanceySimon Thompson et al.28 September 2016Ridge Junction Overlook, on the Blue Ridge ParkwayBird (immature) photographed (Chat 81:26).
Anna's HummingbirdDareAnn Maddock and many others21 December 2015Buxton, at a feederSeen and photographed, from 21 Dec 2016 to 15 Mar 2017 (Chat 81:44-45). Photos on the Carolina Bird Club photo gallery.
Roseate SpoonbillChathamMatt Spangler8/16/17Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek mudflatsView photoYes
Roseate SpoonbillDurhamMatt Spangler8/16/17Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek Mudflats (Durham Cty, north of creek)View photoYes
Great EgretYanceySandy Feutz and Brian Repass8/6/2017Cane River in RamseytownWe were looking for Great Blue Herons and spotted this beautiful Great Egret. photoYes
Wood StorkRowanIsaac Kerns, Edward Beavers6/11/2017Intersection of Hwy 152 & Castor RoadSoaring with a Turkey Vulture. Incidental sighting, viewed well through binoculars by both observers. iPhone photo obtained. photo
Iceland GullMecklenburgChris Talkington et al.18 December 2011 Lake NormanView Record is of the Thayer's subspecies; color photo in Chat.
Barn OwlDurhamCox Family and two additional neighbors 6/29North Durham near the West Point on the EnoView
Barn OwlSurryJesse Anderson05/28/2017Dead on road. Likely caused by vehicle strike on interstate 74 southeast of Mount Airy. (36.454739, -80.629107)photoYes
Black-bellied PloverPasquotankGreg HudsonApril 6, 2017Esclip Rd.Two individuals foraging on plowed field with gulls and killdeer not far from Albemarle Sound.photo
Rose-breasted GrosbeakEdgecombeRandy Skaggs4/27/2017Tarboro,NCVery beautiful bird. I have never seen one.
Red-headed WoodpeckerClayAl Hooks4/24/2017Chatuge Lake, Clay County Park, 35.0080646,-83.7941908 Elevation just under 2000'. Easily seen. Behaving territorial flying from tree to tree in same general area.photoYes
Violet-green SwallowMecklenburgRob Van Epps5 May 2016Lake DavidsonView
White-cheeked PintailDarePeggy Eubank, Audrey Whitlock30 September 2015North Pond at Pea Island NWRPhotographed. Reported in Chat Briefs for the Files (Chat 80:26-51).
DunlinIredellRon Underwood, Garnet Underwood, Jason ThieleApril 23, 2017Short Dog Road, Statesville, NC (off Midway Rd.)View photoYes
American Black DuckSurryJesse A. Anderson01-22-201736.2884, -80.5054 (Approximate address 270 Caudle Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043) American Black Duck grouped with mallard and Am. Wigeon in small farm pond south of Caudle Road.Large, dark duck, orange colored bill, blue in wing lacking white speculum
American WigeonSurryJesse A. Anderson01-22-201736.2884, -80.5054 (Approximate address 270 Caudle Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043) American Wigeon grouped with mallard in small farm pond south of Caudle Road.View photoYes
Greater White-fronted GoosePittHoward Vainright, Jerry Lotterhos, Cindy Vainright1/10/17Beside Bradford Creek Golf Course, Old Pactolus Rd. Greenville, NCView photoYes
White-winged DoveCravenDaniel Kendrick1/7/161307 N Pasteur Street New Bern, NC 28560First seen January 7, 2016. (First photo) last seen (last photo) 2/15/16photoYes
Crested CaracaraDareMichael Gosselin et al.17 June 2016Buxton area, mainly along the road between NC 12 and the Cape Point campgroundSeen by dozens of birders, with many photos on the Carolina Bird Club website. It was last seen on 12 July 2016. The bird was a juvenile/immature.
Chuck-will's-widowDavidsonCamille Thompsonlate summer/early fall 2Within one mile of Davidson County Community College off business 85.View
Little EgretHydeLucas Bobay et al.29 April 2016impoundments at Mattamuskeet NWR, in the Lake Landing areaSeen and photographed by dozens of people; many photos on the CBC Photo Gallery.
Mountain PloverCarteretJon Altman et al.26 January 2016Ophelia Inlet area of Core BanksSeen by dozens of birders for several more weeks. Many photos taken, on the CBC Photo Gallery.
Trumpeter SwanHydeKaren Lebing, Keith Ramos, et al.20 December 2015Mattamuskeet NWRAt least two individuals, remaining into the winter. Many photos taken. Record published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Chat.
Least BitternMcDowellBrian and Catherine Fannon fide Curtis Smalling5 October 2015downtown Marionfound on a sidewalk, presumably collided with a building window. Record published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Chat.
Franklin's GullBuncombeDoug Johnston2 December 2015Lake Julianphotographed. Record published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Chat.
Clapper RailOrangeRyan Justice et al.20-22 September 2015Maple View Farmphotographed. Record published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Chat.
Clapper RailChathamMark Kosiewski25 August 2015Jordan Lakephotographed. Published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Chat.
Burrowing OwlNew HanoverJamie Adams and others6 November 2015Masonboro Island; jetty at the north endBird seen off and on into the winter 2015-16. Photos on the CBC Photo Gallery. Record accepted by the NC Bird Records Committee.
Lesser Black-backed GullHendersonDoug Johnston7 October 2015Hooper Lane Sod FarmsPhoto on the CBC Photo Gallery. Record accepted by the NC Bird Records Committee.
Townsend's SolitaireAveryCurtis Smalling and many others13 August 2015Grandfather Mountain, at or very near the Mile High BridgeBird lingered into September 2015. Photos on the CBC Photo Gallery. Record was accepted by the NC Bird Records Committee.
Hooded OrioleMecklenburgJohn Brammer6 February 2015CharlottePhotos taken of an immature male at his feeder. Photos on the CBC Photo Gallery; record accepted by the NC Bird Records Committee
King RailGuilfordSpring Bird Count Participant(s)3 May, 1969Within the Greensboro Spring Bird Count circle.View
Magnificent FrigatebirdWilsonAnn Brice9/3/2016rnflying over residentail neighborhood, at Kenan St and West End Ave.View photoYes
Mississippi KiteNashAnn Brice8/30/20168734 Stokes Rd. Rural residential area. View
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronWataugaShellie Karaus7/17/2016Along the Watauga river near Valle CrucisView photo
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronCaldwellCaroline MartinJuly 1, 2016Millpond in Granite FallsUniform light brown with light streaking on the breast, red eyes, and a partially yellow bill. I have not seen these two birds on subsequent visits. photoYesThis is an immature Yellow-crowned, not a Black-crowned. Bill is quite thick and short, and nearly all dark.
Great Black-backed GullWilsonAnn Bricemar 1, 2015Buckhorn Reservoir, Bunn Rd armVery large gull with very dark wings in a flock of about 600 ring bill gulls. I am familiar with this species.
Lesser Black-backed GullWilsonAnn Bricefeb 15, 2016Buckhorn Reservoir boat rampView
Common MerganserSwainJeremy Hyman6/7/2016I recently reported a common merganser for Macon County. A closer check of a map made me realize that this sighting was in Swain County, not Macon.
Brown BoobyIredellDwayne Martin, Lori Owenby5/31/16Rock ledge on Lookout Shoals LakeThe Brown Booby was first found by Nicholas Ottone who sent a photo to Kent Fiala.It has been seen flying and diving for fish.photoYes
American White PelicanMcDowellDwayne Martin5/25/2016West end of Lake JamesPresent from at least 5/8/2016photoYes
Magnolia WarblerMooreBruce E. EmpricMay 22, 2016Pinehurst, NCMale Magnolia Warbler feeding in the upper branches of a River Birch tree between 7:00 and 07:15 a.m..
Rose-breasted GrosbeakVanceStephen Jones5/22/16South Lynnbank road, Henderson, 27537Heard then seen in a mulberry tree
WhimbrelForsythDavid Disher, then notified Susan Disher, Nathan Gatto, Shelley Rutkin5/21/2016Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant, Winston-Salem, NCFirst County Record observed in the morning after a front and a storm overnight.photoYes
Lesser YellowlegsAlamanceMark Anthony4-10-2016Wyatt LaneNoted while looking for Wilson's Snipe. Shorter dark bill denoting it as a Lesser Yellowlegs photoYes