Comparison of North Carolina and South Carolina bird lists

These comparisons are of species on the North Carolina Definitive or Provisional lists, or the South Carolina Definitive or Provisional I lists.


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Species recorded in South Carolina but not North Carolina

Common nameScientific nameSC statusComment
Order Apodiformes — Swifts, Hummingbirds
Family Trochilidae — Hummingbirds
Blue-throated HummingbirdLampornis clemenciaeProvisional I 
Order Gruiformes — Rails, Cranes
Family Gruidae — Cranes
Whooping CraneGrus americanaDefinitiveNC Not Established
Order Charadriiformes — Shorebirds, Gulls, Alcids
Family Scolopacidae — Sandpipers
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisProvisional I 
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisProvisional I 
Order Suliformes — Frigatebirds, Boobies, Cormorant
Family Sulidae — Boobies, Gannet
Red-footed BoobySula sulaDefinitive 
Order Passeriformes — Flycatchers, songbirds
Family Vireonidae — Vireos
Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridisDefinitive 
Family Passerellidae — New World Sparrows
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaProvisional I 

Total species7 (3 Definitive)

Species recorded in North Carolina but not South Carolina

Common nameScientific nameNC statusComment
Order Anseriformes — Waterfowl
Family Anatidae — Waterfowl
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisDefinitiveSC Provisional II
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinatorDefinitiveSC Provisional II
GarganeySpatula querquedulaProvisional 
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisDefinitive 
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaDefinitive 
Masked DuckNomonyx dominicusDefinitive 
Order Galliformes — Quail, Pheasant, Grouse, Turkey
Family Phasianidae — Pheasants, Grouse, Turkey
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusDefinitiveSC Provisional II
Order Podicipediformes — Grebes
Family Podicipedidae — Grebes
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkiiProvisional 
Order Caprimulgiformes — Nightjars
Family Caprimulgidae — Nightjars
Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennisDefinitive 
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiDefinitive 
Order Apodiformes — Swifts, Hummingbirds
Family Apodidae — Swifts
Cypseloides Swift sp.Cypseloides sp.Provisional 
Family Trochilidae — Hummingbirds
Mexican VioletearColibri thalassinusDefinitive 
Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostiiDefinitive 
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercusDefinitive 
Order Charadriiformes — Shorebirds, Gulls, Alcids
Family Charadriidae — Plovers
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaDefinitive 
Family Scolopacidae — Sandpipers
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaDefinitive 
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaDefinitiveSC Hypothetical
Little StintCalidris minutaDefinitive 
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusDefinitiveSC Hypothetical
Family Stercorariidae — Skuas, Jaegers
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaDefinitive 
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiDefinitiveSC Hypothetical
Family Alcidae — Alcids
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaDefinitive 
Family Laridae — Gulls, Terns
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisProvisional 
Mew GullLarus canusDefinitive 
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusProvisional 
Order Procellariiformes — Tubenoses
Family Diomedeidae — Albatrosses
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchosDefinitive 
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisDefinitive 
Family Procellariidae — Shearwaters, Petrels
Bermuda PetrelPterodroma cahowDefinitive 
Zino's PetrelPterodroma madeiraDefinitive 
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiDefinitive 
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiDefinitive 
Family Hydrobatidae — Storm-Petrels
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaDefinitive 
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicusDefinitive 
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaDefinitive 
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisDefinitive 
Order Pelecaniformes — Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Family Ardeidae — Herons
Little EgretEgretta garzettaDefinitive 
Family Threskiornithidae — Ibises, Spoonbill
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiDefinitive 
Order Falconiformes — Falcons
Family Falconidae — Falcons
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusProvisional 
Order Passeriformes — Flycatchers, songbirds
Family Tyrannidae — Flycatchers
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightiiDefinitive 
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)Empidonax difficilis/occidentalisDefinitive 
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusDefinitive 
Family Laniidae — Shrikes
Northern ShrikeLanius borealisDefinitive 
Family Vireonidae — Vireos
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquusDefinitive 
Family Hirundinidae — Swallows
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassinaProvisional 
Family Paridae — Chickadees, Titmice
Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillusDefinitiveSC Hypothetical
Family Muscicapidae — Old World Flycatchers
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheDefinitiveSC Hypothetical
Family Turdidae — Thrushes
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoidesProvisional 
Family Mimidae — Mimic Thrushes
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanusDefinitive 
Family Fringillidae — Finches
BramblingFringilla montifringillaDefinitive 
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaDefinitive 
Family Calcariidae — Longspurs, Snow Bunting
Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatusDefinitive 
Family Passerellidae — New World Sparrows
Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassiniiDefinitive 
Family Icteridae — Blackbirds
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatusDefinitive 
Family Parulidae — Wood Warblers
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendiDefinitive 

Total species54 (46 Definitive)

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