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2008 Results: North Carolina

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See list of localities in North Carolina with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 12       1      
Snow Goose 1,510       14      
Canada Goose 9,213       672      
Mute Swan 25       7      
Tundra Swan 4,710       19      
Wood Duck 308       65      
Gadwall 188       11      
American Wigeon 218       11      
American Black Duck 145       22      
Mallard 2,761       366      
Blue-winged Teal 32       5      
Northern Shoveler 226       23      
Northern Pintail 206       13      
Green-winged Teal 482       14      
Canvasback 32       11      
Redhead 31       10      
Ring-necked Duck 1,016       46      
Greater Scaup 33       5      
Lesser Scaup 233       13      
Surf Scoter 65       2      
Black Scoter 50       1      
Long-tailed Duck 1       1      
Bufflehead 416       48      
Hooded Merganser 1,055       114      
Common Merganser 5       1      
Red-breasted Merganser 229       18      
Ruddy Duck 737       34      
Northern Bobwhite 71       18      
Wild Turkey 866       77      
Red-throated Loon 74       7      
Common Loon 75       26      
Pied-billed Grebe 272       80      
Horned Grebe 22       6      
Red-necked Grebe 2       1      
Northern Fulmar 5       1      
Great Shearwater 1       1      
Manx Shearwater 3       1      
Northern Gannet 531       16      
Double-crested Cormorant 6,453       126      
Great Cormorant 35       10      
Anhinga 5       3      
American White Pelican 19       3      
Brown Pelican 1,110       94      
American Bittern 2       1      
Great Blue Heron 838       389      
Great Egret 358       65      
Snowy Egret 42       15      
Little Blue Heron 25       19      
Tricolored Heron 64       23      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       5      
White Ibis 388       38      
Black Vulture 904       216      
Turkey Vulture 2,953       739      
Osprey 40       28      
Bald Eagle 92       36      
Northern Harrier 81       41      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 128       114      
Cooper's Hawk 214       180      
Red-shouldered Hawk 465       340      
Red-tailed Hawk 633       440      
Golden Eagle 2       1      
American Kestrel 131       83      
Merlin 9       9      
Peregrine Falcon 10       10      
Clapper Rail 2       2      
American Coot 3,006       55      
Black-bellied Plover 50       6      
Semipalmated Plover 42       2      
Piping Plover 24       4      
Killdeer 519       141      
American Oystercatcher 52       11      
Greater Yellowlegs 58       13      
Willet 163       12      
Lesser Yellowlegs 25       1      
Long-billed Curlew 1       1      
Marbled Godwit 16       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 12       5      
Sanderling 110       14      
Western Sandpiper 28       3      
Least Sandpiper 20       4      
Dunlin 152       7      
Short-billed Dowitcher 45       2      
Wilson's Snipe 26       10      
American Woodcock 41       11      
Red Phalarope 100       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 844       22      
Laughing Gull 230       40      
Ring-billed Gull 25,135       233      
Herring Gull 1,683       119      
Iceland Gull 7       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 21       9      
Great Black-backed Gull 242       22      
Common Tern 2       1      
Forster's Tern 162       28      
Royal Tern 2       2      
Great Skua 2       1      
Dovekie 7       2      
Razorbill 28       2      
Rock Pigeon 1,841       128      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 41       18      
Mourning Dove 13,266       2,758      
Common Ground-Dove 2       1      
Barn Owl 2       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 22       20      
Great Horned Owl 39       31      
Barred Owl 93       62      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 37       23      
Rufous Hummingbird 5       5      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 194       164      
Red-headed Woodpecker 327       242      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,388       1,724      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 395       328      
Downy Woodpecker 2,612       1,728      
Hairy Woodpecker 432       325      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 28       21      
Northern Flicker 629       409      
Pileated Woodpecker 293       218      
Eastern Phoebe 290       183      
Loggerhead Shrike 29       29      
Blue-headed Vireo 30       15      
Blue Jay 3,656       1,438      
American Crow 10,806       1,682      
Fish Crow 519       75      
Common Raven 23       9      
Horned Lark 10       3      
Purple Martin 21       9      
Tree Swallow 266       17      
Carolina Chickadee 9,175       3,010      
Black-capped Chickadee 7       2      
Tufted Titmouse 6,572       2,516      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 794       521      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,984       1,222      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1,825       996      
Brown Creeper 134       110      
Carolina Wren 4,681       2,249      
House Wren 359       147      
Winter Wren 61       31      
Sedge Wren 28       8      
Marsh Wren 7       3      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12       10      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 173       82      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 392       296      
Eastern Bluebird 4,367       1,546      
Hermit Thrush 157       121      
American Robin 9,733       1,183      
Gray Catbird 122       76      
Northern Mockingbird 1,952       1,250      
Brown Thrasher 582       452      
European Starling 8,683       595      
American Pipit 8       4      
Cedar Waxwing 2,963       192      
Snow Bunting 7       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 28       18      
Yellow Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 39       23      
Pine Warbler 1,083       536      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,212       833      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       2      
Eastern Towhee 1,996       1,038      
Chipping Sparrow 2,915       548      
Field Sparrow 1,282       279      
Vesper Sparrow 23       13      
Savannah Sparrow 223       58      
Grasshopper Sparrow 1       1      
Henslow's Sparrow 3       2      
Nelson's Sparrow 20       1      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 2       1      
Seaside Sparrow 8       2      
Fox Sparrow 502       215      
Song Sparrow 2,516       855      
Lincoln's Sparrow 1       1      
Swamp Sparrow 124       37      
White-throated Sparrow 6,188       1,380      
White-crowned Sparrow 44       15      
Dark-eyed Junco 12,001       2,117      
Northern Cardinal 15,437       3,238      
Painted Bunting 17       6      
Red-winged Blackbird 37,339       463      
Eastern Meadowlark 353       51      
Rusty Blackbird 1,678       55      
Brewer's Blackbird 2       1      
Common Grackle 27,562       719      
Boat-tailed Grackle 1,184       81      
Brown-headed Cowbird 3,203       211      
Baltimore Oriole 179       90      
Purple Finch 3,081       764      
House Finch 8,766       1,929      
Red Crossbill 26       6      
Pine Siskin 1,675       212      
American Goldfinch 19,597       2,075      
Evening Grosbeak 30       6      
House Sparrow 2,684       580      
Total 321,830             

A total of 194 species were reported.

See list of localities in North Carolina with reports.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.