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Top birds of North Carolina: Auks, murres, and puffins

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica (R) 601
2 Common Murre, Uria aalge (R) 170
3 Razorbill, Alca torda 140
4 Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia (R) 65
5 Black Guillemot, Cepphus grylle (P) 64
6 Long-billed Murrelet, Brachyramphus perdix (P) 7
7 Dovekie, Alle alle < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Bitterns, herons, and egrets

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias 1733
2 Great Egret, Ardea alba 772
3 Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis 391
4 Green Heron, Butorides virescens 297
5 Snowy Egret, Egretta thula 290
6 Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax 261
7 American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus 134
8 Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea 133
9 Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor 123
10 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea 110
11 Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens 87
12 Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis 79

Top birds of North Carolina: Caracaras and falcons

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus 3912
2 Merlin, Falco columbarius 618
3 American Kestrel, Falco sparverius 560
4 Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus (P) 534
5 American Coot, Fulica americana 273
6 Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus 160
7 Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica 87
8 Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris 69
9 Sora, Porzana carolina 59
10 King Rail, Rallus elegans 57
11 Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola 43
12 Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis 40
13 Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis 38

Top birds of North Carolina: Ducks, geese, and swans

Ducks,_geese,_and_swans>Ducks, geese, and swans listed here.

Top birds of North Carolina: Finches

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis 597
2 House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus 204
3 Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus 145
4 Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla (R) 94
5 Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus 60
6 Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator (R) 57
7 Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus 56
8 Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria (P) 42
9 Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea 42
10 White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera < 5
11 Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Fulmars, petrels and shearwaters

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus 177
2 Bermuda Petrel, Pterodroma cahow 153
3 Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus 136
4 Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis 74
5 Cory's Shearwater, Calonectris diomedea 72
6 Audubon's Shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri 48
7 Black-capped Petrel, Pterodroma hasitata 35
8 Cape Verde Shearwater, Calonectris edwardsii (R) 24
9 Fea's Petrel, Pterodroma feae NOTE: Official in North Carolina, but not on AOU checklist 22
10 Bulwer's Petrel, Bulweria bulwerii (R) 20
11 Greater Shearwater, Puffinus gravis < 5
12 Herald Petrel, Pterodroma arminjoniana < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Grebes

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps 115
2 Western Grebe, Aechmorphorus occidentalis 92
3 Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena 91
4 Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis 87
5 Clark's Grebe, Aechmorphorus clarkii (P) 55
6 Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Gulls

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus 214
2 Herring Gull, Larus argentatus 209
3 Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus 182
4 Mew Gull, Larus canus (R) 147
5 Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla 136
6 Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla 122
7 Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini 107
8 California Gull, Larus californicus 99
9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus 94
10 Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis 86
11 Black-tailed Gull, Larus crassirostris (P) 74
12 Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus 71
13 Little Gull, Larus minutus 65
14 Franklin's Gull, Larus pipixcan 57
15 Yellow-legged Gull, Larus cachinnans (R) 53
16 Thayer's Gull, Larus thayeri 47
17 Bonaparte's Gull, Larus philadelphia 47
18 Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides 40
19 Slaty-backed Gull, Larus schistisagus (P) 26

Top birds of North Carolina: Hawks, kites, and eagles

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus 5952
2 Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos 3294
3 Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis 2099
4 Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis 659
5 Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii 541
6 Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus 399
7 Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus 343
8 Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis (R) 273
9 Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni (R) 258
10 Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus 230
11 Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus 169
12 White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus (R) 155
13 Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis 112
14 Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus < 5
15 Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Hummingbirds

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris 307
2 Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna (R) 215
3 Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus 190
4 Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri 107
5 Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin (R) 81
6 Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus (R) 54
7 Calliope Hummingbird, Stellula calliope (R) 53
8 Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris (R) 37
9 Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis (R) 27
10 Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii (R) 25
11 Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus (R) < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Ibises and spoonbills

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja 266
2 American White Ibis, Eudocimus albus 260
3 Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus 178
4 White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi (R) 49

Top birds of North Carolina: Jays, crows, magpies, and ravens

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata 2162
2 Common Raven, Corvus corax 2140
3 American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos 539
4 Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus 77

Top birds of North Carolina: Kingfishers

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis (E?) (R) 604
2 Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus 480
3 Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus 470
4 Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Picoides borealis 239
5 Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus 227
6 Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens 226
7 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius 195
8 Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus 187
9 Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon 181
10 Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus 121

Top birds of North Carolina: Lapwings and plovers

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus 289
2 Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus 242
3 Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus (R) 123
4 American Golden-Plover, Pluvialis dominica 101
5 Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus 51
6 Wilson's Plover, Charadrius wilsonia 31
7 Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus (R) < 5
8 Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Larks

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica 606
2 Purple Martin, Progne subis 299
3 Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 105
4 Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor 91
5 Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva 39
6 Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis 36
7 Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris < 5
8 Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Mockingbirds and thrashers

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos 530
2 Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis 271
3 Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum 235
4 Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus (R) 53

Top birds of North Carolina: Wood-warblers

Wood-warblers>Wood-warblers listed here.

Top birds of North Carolina: Nightjars

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus 664
2 Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor 131
3 Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis 51
4 Lesser Nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis (R) 30
5 Antillean Nighthawk, Chordeiles gundlachii (R) 24

Top birds of North Carolina: Pigeons and doves

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius (E) 1894
2 Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura 993
3 Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis (E) 536
4 Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata (R) 166
5 White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica 157
6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus 88
7 Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina 86
8 Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus 50
9 Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris (P) 43
10 Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga ani (R) 33
11 Rock Pigeon, Columba livia (I) < 5
12 Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto (I) < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Skuas

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Great Skua, Stercorarius skua 133
2 Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus 93
3 South Polar Skua, Stercorarius maccormicki 87
4 Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus < 5
5 Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Stilts and avocets

Stilts_and_avocets>Stilts and avocets listed here.

Top birds of North Carolina: Storm-petrels

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Wilson's Storm-petrel, Oceanites oceanicus 86
2 White-faced Storm-petrel, Pelagodroma marina 62
3 European Storm-petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus (R) 53
4 Leach's Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa 52
5 Black-bellied Storm-petrel, Fregetta tropica (R) 12
6 Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis (R) < 5
7 Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma castro < 5

Top birds of North Carolina: Terns

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea 488
2 Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscata 164
3 Common Tern, Sterna hirundo 130
4 Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii 118
5 Brown Noddy, Anous stolidus 113
6 Least Tern, Sternula antillarum 107
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