Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
The 50 most recent entries.
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPolkLeah Williams27 April 2022Tryonmale at feeder
Brown-headed NuthatchHaywoodDon Hendershot4/23/22Lake JunaluskaHarry, I believe this species has been reported to ebird but don't know if nesting proof was providedphotoYes
Brewer's BlackbirdJacksonJeremy Hyman4/12/2022Cullowhee, NCA single female was foraging on the practice soccer field at WCUphotoYes
Great EgretPersonJulia Alliger4/8/2022Farm/ pondView photoYes
Lesser Black-backed GullForsythJohn Haire2/27/22Salem LakeAn adult, found by Ron Morris. Attached is a digiscope, but surely other folks will put better photos on ebird. photoYes
Townsend's SolitaireSwainLexi Thomas2021-10-10Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Parkdetails and photos on eBird report
Ring-necked PheasantCatawbaSelf1/21/2022On the other side of my fence. Conover, NcIt is possible it is a farm animal, he flew off in that direction.photoYes
Blue-headed VireoPasquotankGreg Hudson12/22/21Landfill ParkForaging in woods with loose flock of winter song
Common GoldeneyeOrangeKent Fiala27 Jan 2019Brumley NorthIn the "Bridge Pond". Seen by many over a couple days.photoYes
American White PelicanOrangeKent Fiala12 July 2020Buckhorn Game Land--OWASA TractSeen flying overphotoYes
Sandhill CraneOrangeKent Fiala7 Dec 2020St. Mary's Road opposite Flying W Ranch.Two birds out in a field. One-day wonder seen by about 10 people.photoYes
Roseate SpoonbillOrangeKent Fiala31 July 20211008 Bowden RdSeen by many through 12 SeptemberphotoYes
MerlinGreeneRandy HartNov 1, 2021Lloyd Harrison Rd.Took a pic of what I thought was a Kestrel in a tree but turned out to be a Merlin.photoYes
Brown CreeperPasquotankGreg HudsonNov. 29, 2021Two seen foraging on a pine tree at
White-crowned SparrowPasquotankGreg HudsonNov. 29, 2021LandfillSeen in weedy ditch at the landfill. Song and Swamp Sparrow also
Nelson's SparrowWataugaGuy McGrane, others7 Oct 2021Brookshire Park, BooneSeen and photographed by many. Last seen was by Guy McGrane on 12 Oct. Will Bennett
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran FlycatcherRandolphJohn Gerwin et al.2020-12-11Randolph County; exact location not mentioned (Chat 85:142)Banded, measured, and photographed; record accepted by the NC BRC to the species pair
DickcisselWilkesWendell Smith4/9/59North Wilkesborocited in AFN 13-4, and also more records in subsequent years, and another recent record from eastern wilkes county on ebird.
DickcisselAsheRuth Hurt5/16/1962Jefferson, NCcited in AFN 16-4
Wilson's WarblerWataugaGuy McGrane, M. Obs.9/30/2021Boone GreenwayView
Palm WarblerAsheMount Jefferson CBC12/30/1996CBC circle, all in Ashe Co.recorded 4 on CBC; cited in AFN 51-2. Also very many recent ebird records for Ashe county
Mourning WarblerWilkesWendell Smith9/25/1955North Wilkesborocited in AFN 10-1, appears to be the only record for the county.
Connecticut WarblerWilkesWendell Smith5/6/1956North Wilkesborocited in AFN 10-4, with more records in subsequent issues.
Orange-crowned WarblerWilkesWendell Smith10/6/1960North WilkesboroView
Blue-winged WarblerWilkesWendell Smith9/18/1959North WilkesboroCited in AFN 14-1 and multiple subsequent issues, also several modern ebird records, though none with pictures yet.
Rusty BlackbirdAsheMartha Cutler, Guy McGrane1/28/2020Cutler residence feeders. Todd, NC.Reported on ebird checklist S63877620 with picture, and seen multiple times by M. Cutler.
BobolinkAlleghanyGuy McGrane, M. Obs.6/12/2017Stratford RoadView
Lincoln's SparrowWilkesWendell Smith9/24/1956North Wilkesborocited in AFN 11-1, with many more records in subsequent issues. Also several modern ebird reports which were confirmed by ebird reviewer.
Henslow's SparrowWilkesWendell Smith5/2/1955west of North Wilkesborocited in AFN 9-4, and several subsequent records in that publication, later issues.
Lark SparrowWilkesWendell Smith11/13/59North Wilkesborocited in AFN 14-1 (3 birds)
Common RedpollAveryWalter Hall12/28/72Grandfather CBCcited in AFN 27-2, with several more records for that CBC in subsequent years.
Common RedpollWataugaJason Bullock1/31/2000Meat Camp areacited in the Chat 64-3-109, and also another record in same chat issue saying one to three were near blowing rock that year, C. Smalling.
Red CrossbillWilkesWendell Smith10/22/1953North WilkesboroCited in AFN 8-1. Also several modern ebird records.
Gray-cheeked ThrushAsheB. Bockhahn10/1/2021New River State Park-US221 Access3 birds reported without comment but many many more ebird reports in the area as well
Gray-cheeked ThrushWilkesWendell Smith8/22/1964North WilkesboroView
VeeryAlleghanyGuy McGrane5/9/2018Mahogany Rock MountainView
Bewick's WrenAveryFred Beherend8/11/63Elk Park elev 3600 ft.cited in AFN 17-5
Loggerhead ShrikeWilkesWendell SmithbSummer 1954Cub Creek near North WilkesboroView
Philadelphia VireoWilkesWendell Smith10/6/1953North WilkesboroCited in AFN 8-1 and many subsequent records in same journal.
Warbling VireoWilkesWendell Smith10/6/1953North WilkesboroCited in AFN 9-4, with several subsequent records in same journal.
Alder FlycatcherWilkesWendell Smith5/15/74North WilkesboroCited in AFN 28-4
Olive-sided FlycatcherWilkesWendell Smith8/25/1960North WilkesboroCited in AFN 15-1
Western KingbirdWilkesWendell Smith8/15/1960North WilkesboroCited in AFN 15-1 as staying three days
Least FlycatcherWilkesWendell SmithSummer 1955WilkesboroCited in Audubon Field Notes 9-5, saying it sand all summer long. Also 2 modern records on ebird for fall migrants.
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherWilkesWendell Smith5/15/1955North WilkesboroView
Red-headed WoodpeckerWataugaGuy McGrane, M. Obs.7/7/2021Burkett RoadView
Red-headed WoodpeckerAsheRuth Cox HurtSummer 1964Nathan's Creek Breeding Bird CensusCited in AFN 18-6 as a breeding bird.There are also several modern ebird reports for this easy to identify bird.
Long-eared OwlWataugaDwayne MartinOctober 1999Bass LakeDetails already in species accounts, just need to fill in county shading.
Long-eared OwlAveryDavid LeeSummer 1984Grandfather MountainDetails already in species accounts on Birds of NC website, just need to fill in county
Short-eared OwlWilkesWendell Smith4/29/1976North WilkesboroCited in Audubon Field Notes 30-4.