Flora and Fauna of North Carolina

A guide to the species that call North Carolina home!

Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis
Sora 1
Porzana carolina
King Rail 2
Rallus elegans
Clapper Rail 3
Rallus longirostris
Virginia Rail 4
Rallus limicola
Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis
Common Gallinule 5
Gallinula chloropus
American Coot 6
Fulica americana
Yellow Rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
Ruffed Grouse 7
Bonasa umbellus
Wild Turkey 8
Meleagris gallopavo
Northern Bobwhite 9
Colinus virginianus
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 10
Coccyzus americanus
Smooth-billed Ani 11
Crotophaga ani
Belted Kingfisher 12
Megaceryle alcyon
Eurasian Collared Dove 13
Streptopelia decaocto
Rock Dove 14
Columba livia
Mourning Dove 15
Zenaida macroura
Common Ground-Dove 2
Columbina passerina
Passenger Pigeon 16
Ectopistes migratorius
White Ibis 17
Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis 18
Plegadis falcinellus
Red Knot 19
Calidris canutus
Sanderling 20
Calidris alba
Stilt Sandpiper 21
Calidris himantopus
Western Sandpiper 22
Calidris mauri
Purple Sandpiper 2
Calidris maritima
Dunlin 23
Calidris alpina
Semipalmated Sandpiper 24
Calidris pusilla
Curlew Sandpiper 18
Calidris ferruginea
Least Sandpiper 25
Calidris minutilla
Pectoral Sandpiper 26
Calidris melanotos
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Calidris fuscicollis
Short-billed Dowitcher 27
Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Limnodromus scolopaceus
Solitary Sandpiper 19
Tringa solitaria
Spotted Redshank 5
Tringa erythropus
Greater Yellowlegs 19
Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs 28
Tringa flavipes
Whimbrel 29
Numenius phaeopus
Common Snipe 30
Gallinago gallinago
American Woodcock 2
Scolopax minor
Ruddy Turnstone 31
Arenaria interpres
Hudsonian Godwit 32
Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit 33
Limosa fedoa
Upland Sandpiper 2
Bartramia longicauda
Black-capped Petrel 34
Pterodroma hasitata
Fea's Petrel
Pterodroma feae
Leach's Storm-Petrel 35
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Manx Shearwater 36
Puffinus puffinus
Galapagos Shearwater 37
Puffinus lherminieri
Great Shearwater 38
Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater 28
Puffinus griseus
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 16
Oceanites oceanicus
Cory's Shearwater 38
Calonectris diomedea
Horned Grebe 19
Podiceps auritus
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Podilymbus podiceps
American Flamingo
Phoenicopterus ruber
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Cormorant 4
Phalacrocorax carbo
Brown Pelican 25
Pelecanus occidentalis
American White Pelican 39
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Iceland Gull 40
Larus glaucoides
Ring-billed Gull 41
Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull 43
Larus argentatus
Common Tern 45
Sterna hirundo
Forster's Tern 1
Sterna forsteri
Black Skimmer 46
Rynchops niger
Black Tern 47
Chlidonias niger
Dovekie 48
Alle alle
Great Auk 49
Pinguinus impennis
Common Loon 2
Gavia immer
Red-throated Loon
Gavia stellata
Peregrine Falcon 50
Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel 4
Falco sparverius
Merlin 51
Falco columbarius
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
Turkey Vulture 52
Cathartes aura
Black Vulture 53
Coragyps atratus
Killdeer 54
Charadrius vociferus
Wilson's Plover 19
Charadrius wilsonia
Piping Plover 55
Charadrius melodus
Semipalmated Plover 56
Charadrius semipalmatus
Black-necked Stilt 57
Himantopus mexicanus
American Oystercatcher 58
Haematopus palliatus
Northern Lapwing 59
Vanellus vanellus
American Avocet 60
Recurvirostra americana
Black-bellied Plover 19
Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover 2
Pluvialis dominica
Little Blue Heron 61
Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron 2
Egretta tricolor
Snowy Egret 25
Egretta thula
Great Blue Heron 1
Ardea herodias
Black-crowned Night-Heron 62
Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 63
Nyctanassa violacea
Least Bittern 64
Ixobrychus exilis
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis

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