402 thumb Flora and Fauna of North Carolina

A guide to the species that call North Carolina home!

Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis
2328437732 4cbb453c24 m
Sora 1
Porzana carolina
3525550440 98827173ff m
King Rail 2
Rallus elegans
2094069876 ffc91c88d9 m
Clapper Rail 3
Rallus longirostris
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 4
Rallus limicola
Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis
3281286537 a41c9ed88a m
Common Gallinule 5
Gallinula chloropus
97444663 d356ffcbba m
American Coot 6
Fulica americana
Yellow Rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
2187922905 145dfc044c m
Ruffed Grouse 7
Bonasa umbellus
3038308796 75ef92bb76 m
Wild Turkey 8
Meleagris gallopavo
2720634957 96702e145a m
Northern Bobwhite 9
Colinus virginianus
2677923655 9a3e34b410 m
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Small
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 10
Coccyzus americanus
2446358065 8e63c3b1d6 m
Smooth-billed Ani 11
Crotophaga ani
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 12
Megaceryle alcyon
3303664749 9c02219c9b m
Eurasian Collared Dove 13
Streptopelia decaocto
2175759757 6934761cc4 m
Rock Dove 14
Columba livia
32054189 e9279cf071 m
Mourning Dove 15
Zenaida macroura
3345234796 7504b6aa9a m
Common Ground-Dove 2
Columbina passerina
3199418238 24bd6d4ce9 m
Passenger Pigeon 16
Ectopistes migratorius
2707871079 abe5d9e649 m
White Ibis 17
Eudocimus albus
7105901847 bcecf4500f m
Glossy Ibis 18
Plegadis falcinellus
3513838213 792f43f30a m
Red Knot 19
Calidris canutus
3446952481 89764c92ce m
Sanderling 20
Calidris alba
5698339542 9899533bd0 m
Stilt Sandpiper 21
Calidris himantopus
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 22
Calidris mauri
3142928494 f83cc18cfb m
Purple Sandpiper 2
Calidris maritima
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 23
Calidris alpina
Small
Semipalmated Sandpiper 24
Calidris pusilla
2216906448 2f3846c878 m
Curlew Sandpiper 18
Calidris ferruginea
3090319768 0f7363d944 m
Least Sandpiper 25
Calidris minutilla
2911239896 0fb4664008 m
Pectoral Sandpiper 26
Calidris melanotos
3565579112 3096a18943 m
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Calidris fuscicollis
3810026767 cd5259e7dc m
Short-billed Dowitcher 27
Limnodromus griseus
2982624992 8dcff968a7 m
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Limnodromus scolopaceus
2094073420 684efcff3b m
Solitary Sandpiper 19
Tringa solitaria
1766405578 7e926a2aa4 m
Spotted Redshank 5
Tringa erythropus
2909449935 0025ea25ef m
Greater Yellowlegs 19
Tringa melanoleuca
2491426102 e3da22169c m
Lesser Yellowlegs 28
Tringa flavipes
3483969283 6481ba89d1 m
Whimbrel 29
Numenius phaeopus
2978741998 074412c48b m
Common Snipe 30
Gallinago gallinago
2677924891 c10aeac539 m
American Woodcock 2
Scolopax minor
473835684 9c0e3e1f76 m
Ruddy Turnstone 31
Arenaria interpres
4493561802 a2cf230d4d m
Hudsonian Godwit 32
Limosa haemastica
Small
Marbled Godwit 33
Limosa fedoa
2657117606 486f1e118d m
Upland Sandpiper 2
Bartramia longicauda
633585757 d260ebf63f m
Black-capped Petrel 34
Pterodroma hasitata
Fea's Petrel
Pterodroma feae
5897816187 77483f2e77 m
Leach's Storm-Petrel 35
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
1253956736 214bcd306e m
Manx Shearwater 36
Puffinus puffinus
4184684393 e9a1c30ebf m
Galapagos Shearwater 37
Puffinus lherminieri
259662157 ad7a016113 m
Great Shearwater 38
Puffinus gravis
1066850027 7e534f357b m
Sooty Shearwater 28
Puffinus griseus
633585751 7108344fa0 m
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 16
Oceanites oceanicus
259662156 4a31cd14e7 m
Cory's Shearwater 38
Calonectris diomedea
2128032556 f0f5ff0652 m
Horned Grebe 19
Podiceps auritus
2093295755 4a6353a5a7 m
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Podilymbus podiceps
4637053540 0df4fc50a5 m
American Flamingo 39
Phoenicopterus ruber
3219902210 49dd331423 m
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Phalacrocorax auritus
3219052447 9fc2b06ce5 m
Great Cormorant 4
Phalacrocorax carbo
3275324920 0cd7716381 m
Brown Pelican 25
Pelecanus occidentalis
3400012248 63038dbe69 m
American White Pelican 40
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
3294469747 8868546f1a m
Iceland Gull 41
Larus glaucoides
2255619597 e4ec656a34 m
Ring-billed Gull 42
Larus delawarensis
8490078966 32c3b5cd49 m
Herring Gull 44
Larus argentatus
279988232 03af85b38e m
Common Tern 46
Sterna hirundo
3066143123 270478e643 m
Forster's Tern 1
Sterna forsteri
3376972818 9294d55b1e m
Black Skimmer 47
Rynchops niger
3843914998 9e571324c7 m
Black Tern 48
Chlidonias niger
5084111261 7c51da1474 m
Dovekie 49
Alle alle
143131163 5483c7e5c5 m
Great Auk 50
Pinguinus impennis
2680676667 f46e7b9fb4 m
Common Loon 2
Gavia immer
5227711689 660244535a m
Red-throated Loon 51
Gavia stellata
2240766789 f49fe4598c m
Peregrine Falcon 52
Falco peregrinus
3213612671 8cfcf8e5e1 m
American Kestrel 4
Falco sparverius
2392366041 c677fb4e59 m
Merlin 53
Falco columbarius
3308918963 b6babbcb56 m
Wood Stork 54
Mycteria americana
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 55
Cathartes aura
Small
Black Vulture 56
Coragyps atratus
287782863 4b0e6cface m
Killdeer 57
Charadrius vociferus
2519142848 86ebe5a729 m
Wilson's Plover 19
Charadrius wilsonia
3516560229 aa36b2bc3d m
Piping Plover 58
Charadrius melodus
3105670267 56bc585a46 m
Semipalmated Plover 59
Charadrius semipalmatus
2383930838 f64e29e435 m
Black-necked Stilt 60
Himantopus mexicanus
3078648605 0f222fa559 m
American Oystercatcher 61
Haematopus palliatus
3292916597 a5cac106fd m
Northern Lapwing 62
Vanellus vanellus
2516691315 01aa9b2454 m
American Avocet 63
Recurvirostra americana
3534443038 95272a2c97 m
Black-bellied Plover 19
Pluvialis squatarola
450671875 78f31a1e28 m
American Golden-Plover 2
Pluvialis dominica
442734663 b957051f4a m
Little Blue Heron 64
Egretta caerulea
2136385663 3cd448c7dd m
Tricolored Heron 2
Egretta tricolor
2606123012 4950fc7033 m
Snowy Egret 25
Egretta thula
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 1
Ardea herodias
2993377549 fc7c1ccc4f m
Black-crowned Night-Heron 65
Nycticorax nycticorax
2838073090 12488e9053 m
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 66
Nyctanassa violacea
5365408381 8c5254d0e6 m
Least Bittern 67
Ixobrychus exilis
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis

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