Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
The 50 most recent entries.
American White PelicanStanlyPeter & Lisa Horwath4/7/2024Northern Badin Lake right below Tuckertown DamView
Louisiana WaterthrushNashAnn Brice7/2/2017Went up Sapony Creek which feeds the Tar River Reservoir in a boat to marshy area at end of navigable water. Approximately - 35.8986x-77.9343Along water's edge. Waterthrush with white throat.
Northern WaterthrushNashAnn Brice5/10/2020Battle Park, Tar River trail, Rocky Mount.Along edge or Tar River. Plain reddish brown back. No wingbars. White eyebrow. Streaked belly and throat with yellow wash to throat. Bobbing tail.
Green-winged TealNashAnn Brice, Fred Lobdell, Ralph Hart12/15/2017pond on Ralph Lane farm, Hart Farm Rd., Battleboro.View
LeConte's SparrowNashAnn Brice12/20/2019Hart Farm Rd., Battleboro, NC. 36.034652, -77.801066. View photo
WhimbrelNashAnn Brice, Ricky Davis9/2/235100 West Mount Dr., Nashville. Across from Pit Stop convenience store at Sapony Creek Dr intersection.View
Orange-crowned WarblerChowanThomas and Peggy Di MartinoMany dates in January anOur feeder on W. King St. in Edenton, NC.Beautiful little green bird, frequent visitor to our feeder. I sent photos to Harry LeGrand, who assisted with identification.
LimpkinCaldwellDwayne Martin10/15/2023Lakeside Park, Lake RhodhissSeen feeding along the shoreline of Lake RhodhissphotoYes
Rufous HummingbirdClayLeslie Brooke Chastain12/1/2366 Moore View Homes Road Hayesville NC 28904View Yes
American WigeonYadkinden25/10/2023dndenphotoYes
King RailMooreJohn Bird, Matt Spangler4/24/2022Woodlake Vass, NCView
Buff-breasted SandpiperPerquimansGreg Hudson09/03/23Fields (apparent turf farm) adjacent to Community Center.Foraging in barren field, which appears to be part of a turf farm, with Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Killdeer and
Cerulean WarblerOrangeJin Bai07/30/2023Rainbow Soccer Complex, Chapel Hillfemale/immaturephotoYes
Eastern Wood-PeweeClevelandJack BrownleeJuly 17, 2023Belvedere Ave, Shelby, NCView
Great EgretSurryFrequents the river bank (Yadkin) across from my home. Is primarily seen wading in the shallows when the river is down. Is sometimes seen on the same branch. Flies both up and down river. 7/13/2023 has been seen Yadkin River in Elkin, North Carolina This bird is regularly seen at my home on the Yadkin River. I only ever see one bird. photoYes
Least BitternMooreJohn BirdMay 10-June 17, 2023Lake surf/woodlake (Vass, nc)
Tricolored HeronMooreJohn Bird8/22/21Lake surf/woodlake (Vass, NC)View
Glossy IbisPasquotankGregory HudsonLandfill.Foraging at edge of small pond at Landfillphoto
Prothonotary WarblerBuncombeJay Wherley4/22/2018Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, perimeter trail. This bird was observed/photographed along perimeter trail near lakes edge for a few days in April 2018.photoYes
American Black DuckGrahamMo Kunkel and Bobby WoodEvery Winter for 5+ year2097 Hwy 28 StecoahWe usually have 1 to 4 or 5 most days during the winter months. They come in to a pond in our yard with a flock of 30+ local mallards.
Swainson's WarblerAlamanceJin BaiMay 4, 2023Great Bend Park, BurlingtonView photoYes
Black-billed CuckooHarnettMary Stevens, Paul Hart2023-05-07Harnett County Resource Center and Library. 455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington.View photoYes
Baltimore OrioleRutherfordDan Knepper12/14/2019Backyard feeder 136 Cricket Creek Rutherfordton 28139Ran across this when sorting pics...photoYes
Lark SparrowPasquotankGreg Hudson02/14/2023Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands TrailPresent at site for over a month. Associating with Chipping and Song
Ring-necked PheasantSurryBetsy Small02.25.23State Roadadult male ring necked pheasant seen in my front yard / farm
Shiny CowbirdOnslowGilbert S Grant 1 June 2017My yard feeder Sneads FerryPhoto on Carolina Bird Club Photo Gallery
Red-necked PhalaropeOnslowGilbert S Grant22 May 2018North Topsail Beach at New River Inlet Photos on Carolina Bird Club Photo Gallery
Mississippi KiteRockinghamMartin Wall8/21/2021Neighborhood in ReidsvilleView photoYes
Black-crowned Night-HeronRockinghamMartin Wall10/8/2020Belews LakeView photoYes
Wood StorkWilsonJean Ells, plus othersO9/17/2022Buckhorn ReservoirThey’ve been seen quite often, notably by Alex Fuller, Ann BricephotoYes
Tricolored HeronRockinghamMartin Wall7/25/2020Grogan LakeView photoYes
Brown PelicanRockinghamMartin Wall6/24/2019Lake ReidsvilleView photoYes
American White PelicanRockinghamMartin Wall4/7/2015Belews LakeView photoYes
Red-throated LoonRockinghamMartin Wall2/14/2019Belews LakeView photoYes
Royal TernRockinghamMartin Wall7/25/2022Belews LakeSingle observation made this year. Not associated with a storm, so it was a rather surprise sighting.
Forster's TernRockinghamMartin Wall8/13/2015Belews LakeView photo
Mute SwanHarnettBarbara C King9/11/22Carolina LakesI was visiting my cousin who feeds 2 Mute Swans in the lake behind her home. photoYes
Mountain BluebirdNew HanoverHarry LeGrandFeb 2022Wrightsville BeachSeen daily from 11 February to 21 March 2022 (Chat 86:85).
Common TernRockinghamMartin Wall5/21/2020Belews LakeView photo
Lesser Black-backed GullRockinghamMartin Wall1/30/2020Rockingham County LandfillView photoYes
Red-necked PhalaropeRockinghamMartin Wall5/20/2020Flooded field adjacent to Madison River Park.View photoYes
SoraRockinghamMartin Wall4/27/2020Runoff mitigation pond/wetland in front of the Purina plant on Meadow Road in Eden.Same spot as Virginia Rail previous year, but this time a Sora. Responded to, and came in to playback. Photo obtained.photoYes
Virginia RailRockinghamMartin Wall4/8/2019Runoff mitigation pond/wetland in front of Purina plant on Meadow Road in Eden.View photoYes
Black ScoterRockinghamMartin Wall11/18/2020Belews LakeView photoYes
Common GoldeneyeRockinghamMartin Wall2/14/2016Grogan LakeView photoYes
Eastern Whip-poor-willRockinghamMartin Wall4/8/2012Deshazo Mill Road, Mayo River State ParkView photoYes
Chuck-will's-widowRockinghamMartin Wall6/10/2012Deshazo Mill Road, Mayo River State ParkView photoYes
Rufous HummingbirdCumberlandVirginia WarpAug 14, 2022Between Wade and I-295View
Swallow-tailed KiteForsythEric and Janet Scharling07/16/2236.0927799, -80.4954988Soaring bird, white and black below with white head and marked forked tail, heading north. saw for about 2 minutes
Semipalmated SandpiperLenoirCaleb Bronsink May 8th, 2022Neuseway Nature Park Kinston, NCMedium sized peep with grayish brown wings, back, top of neck and head with white on the underside black legs and short straight billphotoYes