Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
The 50 most recent entries.
Sandhill CraneRockinghamJames Miller2019-05-18Lat 36.378358 Long 79.592388see photo. I stepped out on my deck in Rockingham Co to find a Sand Hill Crane strutting in my back yard. I got a few nice pictures of it.photoYes
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckLincolnBob Graziani Eric Point5/1/2019Denver, NC. 4 Black Bellied Whistling Ducks have been hanging around the pond since daybreak. photoYes
Orchard OrioleGreeneAnn Brice5/1/182421 Sand Pit Rd. Large yard with some mature oaks surrounded by farm fields.Was singing from trees. Medium size bird with reddish orange body and dark head. I am familiar with this species.
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGreeneAnn Brice5/1/182421 Sandpit Rd., Stantonsburg. Large yard with a few mature oaks, surrounded by farmland and about 0.5 mile from Contentnea Creek. Yard had some flowers and ornamentals.Hummingbird with reddish throat.
Yellow-billed CuckooGreeneAnn BriceWoods along Pelletier Rd., StantonsburgHeard distinct rain-crow sound. Heard a couple of calls. I am very familiar with this call. I didn't see the bird.
Worm-eating WarblerGreeneAnn BriceExtensive woods amid farm fields. Swampy area nearbyView
Double-crested CormorantGreeneAnn Brice4/28/19Swamp along Apple Tree Rd., StantonsburgView
Palm WarblerGreeneAnn Brice4/28/19In a swampy area on Pope Farm Rd, Stantonsburg.Flew across the road and landed in a dead tree. Warbler size and bill. I saw a white supercilium and it was wagging it's tail.
Hooded WarblerGreeneAnn Brice4/26/19Heard and saw in wooded swamp next to a stream on Pelletier Rd., StantonsburgHeard song which I recognized. It eventually emerged for a good view. Male. Yellow warbler with black cap and throat.
Yellow-breasted ChatGreeneAnn Brice4/28/19Overgrown field of 8' pines and shrubs near small stream.View
Eastern Wood-PeweeGreeneAnn Brice4/27/19Snow Hill. In mature stand of trees next to a park.Heard only. Heard pee-wee call plainly a couple of times.
AnhingaGreeneAnn Brice4/26/19LaMoye Park/ Wildlife boat ramp at Contentnea Creek on Speight Bridge RdView
OspreyGreeneAnn Brice4/27/1935.5759,-77.8109 Dawson Rd., Stantonsburg, NC Flying over a pond in the middle of a large open pasture.View
Northern BobwhiteGreeneAnn Brice4/27/1935.5331,-77.7811 Herman Scott Rd., Stantonsburg, NC In edge of woods across from farm field.Heard calling only. Heard call three or four times. I am very familiar with this call.
Yellow-throated VireoGreeneAnn Brice4/27/19Parking lot for Wildlife boat ramp on Contentnea Creek in Snow Hill, NC. large open area surrounded by mature trees. Was foraging in a deciduous tree.View
Blue-winged WarblerJohnstonAnn Brice4/22/19Howell Woods Environmental Education Center. Edge of woods at start of Slough trail. View
White IbisRandolphRex Badgett7/8/2011Pond off Dunbar Bridge Road.Two immatures along shoreline. Seen well with binoculars. Poor photograph
White IbisRichmondRex Badgett7/8/2015Pond on Blues Bridge Road near Camp Mackall.Juvenile foraging along shoreline. I have rather poor cell-phone pictures of the bird.photoYes
Fish CrowWataugaJ. Merrill Lynch 17 April 2019NC Hwy 88, about 2.7 miles north of jct with US Hwy 421View
Nelson's SparrowPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root4/14/2019Cedar Pt off Ball and Pasture Creek entrance Merritt NCVocalizing at least 3. Very comfortable with my approach for photograph and
DickcisselCamdenJames M Harrison03/29/2019171 Alder Branch Rd, Shiloh US-NC 27974 Camden (County) (36.2544,-76.0279) View photo
Ring-necked PheasantMcDowellDennis ThrallMarch 22, 2019Hwy 226 and Harmony Grove RdAlmost walked up on bird. I was within ten feet of bird. Immediately recognized it as a Ring Necked Pheasant Yes
Painted BuntingCamdenJames M. Harrison, Juanita Leary and Olin Leary03 Feb 20191361 NC Highway 343 S, Shiloh US-NC (36.2499--76.0301)View photoYes
Mississippi KiteGreeneLoretta BarrowMay-September 2018Shepherds RunHave nested for past 3 years in my back yardphotoYes
House WrenPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root04/15/18eBird Checklist S44588994 map 174–352 Bay Shores Rd, Merritt US-NC (35.1402,-76.6695), Pamlico, North CarolinaphotoYes
Worm-eating WarblerPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root05/14/17Hobucken 33-to Goose Creek Entrance, Pamlico County, North Carolina,eBird Checklist S36833971 Calling, located and photographedphotoYes
Golden-crowned KingletPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root02/14/17 US-NC-Merritt-553-1017 Sanders Rd - 35.1327x-76.6485, Pamlico, North Carolina, United StatesCould here the calls while slowly driving down Sanders stopped located and photographed eBird record checklist S34360086photoYes
Red-eyed VireoPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root09/03/18Hotspot Straight Rd Heard frequently in the area audios on eBird photoYes
Acadian FlycatcherPamlicoChristine S StoughtonRoot09/03/18Wrong photo for the last entry Hotspot Straight Rd Seen with warblers, red-eyed V and Philadelphia V sine in area also quite a bitphotoYes
Kentucky WarblerPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root Liz Lathrop04/25/12Liz's residence Yardarm Rd Oriental NCWe were having a Pamlico Birders Breakfast and the Bird struk the window recovered and flew offphoto
Northern GoshawkPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root, Ronnie Hewlette12/18/19Concord Church 4076 Florence Rd, Pamlico County, North Checklist S50784177 eBird for map Carolina, Unobstructed view crossing an open farm field 300’ away approached from the southwest to the northeast flying directly to us and about 40’ over our heads. Sunny, clear, sky, calm at 39.View
Northern Rough-winged SwallowPamlicoPauline Sterin Christine Stoughton Root03/29/17400-506 Neals Creek Rd - 35.1340x-76.7833 at bridge Bayboro, NCTwo in attendance on wire above bridge over salt marshphotoYes
Brown CreeperPamlicoPauline Sterin Christine Stoughton Root01/19/2017983 Hardison Lee Farm Rd Arapahoe NCPhotograph by Pauline Sterin photoYes
White-breasted NuthatchPamlicoChristine Stoughton Root03/13/17983 Hardison Lee Farm Rd. Arapahoe, NCCommon visitor to feederphotoYes
Rusty BlackbirdPamlicoChristine Stoughton Root02/11/2-17Lumac Park Oriental Waterfront Oriental NCIn a tree with several RWBB. photo
Red-breasted NuthatchPamlicoChristine Stoughton Root01/02/2013651 Quail Rd Merritt NC Home PatchWas on feeder rim just happen to walk by window and catch a photo. Not seen after that.photoYes
Field SparrowPamlicoChristine Stoughton Root11/10/2016Hardison Lee Farm Rd Pamlico County Oriental NCView photoYes
Vesper SparrowPamlicoChristine Stoughton Root, Pauline Sterin11/10/2016Hardison Lee Farm Pamlico County, Oriental NC View photoYes
Louisiana WaterthrushPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root & Pauline Sterin7/11/17Creek off Hardison Lee Farm Rd Oriental NCBoth observers heard the call. Then he flew into the area but was only viewed by Christine. Then not seen again that day. View to brief for photo
Painted BuntingPamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root03/16/18603 Broad St Oriental Private residence but seen from streetThe bird was in the front yard in a tree getting ready to approach a feeder. The photos are already on the CBC site. photoYes
Trumpeter SwanBuncombeSimon Thompson18 February 2017French Broad River- Ledges River Park, near Asheville1 or more birds had probably been present for several weeks and remained for another week or so after identification. Photos on e-bird
DunlinBuncombeSimon Thompson3 November 2018Warren-Wilson College farm fieldsFirst for the county as far as I know.
Sooty TernHendersonSimon Thompson12 September 2017Hooper Lane, Mills RiverPhotos are on e-bird report and some have also been uploaded to the CBC website
Sooty TernBuncombeSimon Thompson16 September 2018Lake Julian following Hurricane Florence - photos on e-bird reportImmature bird
Horned LarkClevelandSimon ThompsonJanuary 15, 2015West Zion Church Road and Highway 226Flock in fallow cotton field
Lapland LongspurClevelandSimon ThompsonJanuary 15, 2015West Zion Church Road and Highway 226 - in fallow cotton fieldsSingle bird in with a flock of 30+ Horned Larks
Lapland LongspurClevelandSimon ThompsonJanuary 15, 2015West Zion Church Road and Highway 226 - in fallow cotton fieldsSingle bird in with a flock of 30+ Horned Larks
Ross's GoosePamlicoChristine S Stoughton Root12/01/2018Bayboro water treatment plant-Restricted area-on SR 306With about 35 Canada Geese in the last raised pondphotoYes
Black-headed GullWashingtonGreg HudsonNovember 14, 2018Lake Phelps, Pettigrew State Park.Seen resting with Laughing Gull, Bonaparte's Gull and Forster's Tern off the boardwalk pier at Lake
Tahiti PetrelDarePeter Flood, Brian Patteson et al.29 May 2018pelagic trip out of HatterasPhotographs and a description of the bird are found on Patteson's Seabirding website. This is a first record for continental North America.