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The Carolina Bird Club, Inc., is a non-profit educational and scientific association open to anyone interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds.

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North Carolina review list

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The Bird Records Committees request that any observation of a species on the state's review list be reported in detail. If the review status is "Full", an observation anywhere in the state, at any time, should be reported. If the review status is conditional, e.g. "Inland only", observations that match the condition should be reported. It goes without saying that sightings of species that are not on the state list at all should also be reported.

Checklist of North Carolina Birds

Common nameNC review status
Barnacle GooseFull
Trumpeter SwanInland only
GarganeyFull
Cinnamon TealInland only
Mottled DuckInland only
White-cheeked PintailFull
Tufted DuckFull
King EiderInland only
Common EiderInland only
Harlequin DuckInland only
Masked DuckFull
Ruffed GrouseDownstate only
Western GrebeInland only
Clark's GrebeFull
Band-tailed PigeonFull
White-winged DoveMountains only
Smooth-billed AniFull
Groove-billed AniFull
Lesser NighthawkFull
Antillean NighthawkFull
Cypseloides Swift sp.Full
Common SwiftFull
Mexican VioletearFull
Green-breasted MangoFull
Black-chinned HummingbirdMountains only
Anna's HummingbirdFull
Broad-tailed HummingbirdFull
Allen's HummingbirdFull
Broad-billed HummingbirdFull
Buff-bellied HummingbirdFull
Clapper RailMountains only
LimpkinFull
Whooping CraneFull
Northern LapwingFull
Snowy PloverInland only
Wilson's PloverInland only
Common Ringed PloverFull
Mountain PloverFull
Whimbrel (European)Full
Long-billed CurlewInland only
Bar-tailed GodwitFull
Black-tailed GodwitFull
RuffInland only
Sharp-tailed SandpiperFull
Curlew SandpiperInland only
Purple SandpiperInland only
Little StintFull
Buff-breasted SandpiperSpring only
Spotted RedshankFull
Great SkuaInland only
South Polar SkuaInland only
Pomarine JaegerMountains only
Parasitic JaegerMountains only
Long-tailed JaegerMountains only
DovekieInland only
Common MurreFull
Thick-billed MurreInland only
RazorbillInland only
Black GuillemotFull
Long-billed MurreletFull
Atlantic PuffinInland only
Black-legged KittiwakeInland only
Black-headed GullMountains only
Little GullMountains only
Black-tailed GullFull
Mew GullFull
California GullInland only
Iceland GullMountains only
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)Inland only
Lesser Black-backed GullMountains only
Slaty-backed GullFull
Glaucous GullMountains only
Great Black-backed GullMountains only
Brown NoddyInland only
Sooty TernMountains only
Bridled TernMountains only
Least TernMountains only
Gull-billed TernInland only
White-winged TernFull
Roseate TernInland only
Arctic TernInland only
Royal TernMountains only
Sandwich TernMountains only
Black SkimmerMountains only
White-tailed TropicbirdMountains only
Red-billed TropicbirdInland only
Pacific LoonInland only
Yellow-nosed AlbatrossFull
Black-browed AlbatrossFull
Wilson's Storm-PetrelInland only
White-faced Storm-PetrelInland only
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFull
European Storm-PetrelInland only
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelFull
Leach's Storm-PetrelInland only
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelInland only
Northern FulmarInland only
Trindade PetrelInland only
Bermuda PetrelInland only
Black-capped PetrelInland only
Fea's PetrelInland only
Zino's PetrelFull
Tahiti PetrelFull
Bulwer's PetrelFull
Cory's ShearwaterInland only
Cory's Shearwater (Scopoli's)Full
Cape Verde ShearwaterFull
Sooty ShearwaterInland only
Great ShearwaterInland only
Manx ShearwaterInland only
Audubon's ShearwaterInland only
Magnificent FrigatebirdInland only
Masked BoobyInland only
Brown BoobyInland only
Northern GannetInland only
Great CormorantMountains only
American White PelicanMountains only
Little EgretFull
Reddish EgretInland only
White-faced IbisInland only
White-tailed KiteFull
Snail KiteFull
Swainson's HawkMountains only
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)Full
Burrowing OwlFull
Red-cockaded WoodpeckerMountains only
Crested CaracaraFull
GyrfalconFull
Monk ParakeetFull
Ash-throated FlycatcherInland only
Tropical KingbirdFull
Gray KingbirdMountains only
Fork-tailed FlycatcherFull
Gray FlycatcherFull
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)Full
Say's PhoebeInland only
Vermilion FlycatcherFull
Northern ShrikeFull
Bell's VireoInland only
Black-whiskered VireoInland only
Common RavenCoastal only
Violet-green SwallowFull
Cave SwallowMountains only
Black-capped ChickadeeDownstate only
Bewick's WrenFull
Northern WheatearFull
Mountain BluebirdFull
Townsend's SolitaireFull
Bicknell's ThrushInland only
Varied ThrushFull
Sage ThrasherFull
White WagtailFull
Sprague's PipitFull
BramblingFull
Pine GrosbeakFull
Lesser GoldfinchFull
Chestnut-collared LongspurFull
Smith's LongspurFull
Green-tailed TowheeFull
Spotted TowheeFull
Cassin's SparrowFull
Bachman's SparrowMountains only
Lark BuntingFull
Seaside SparrowInland only
Saltmarsh SparrowInland only
Harris's SparrowFull
Golden-crowned SparrowFull
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)Full
Western MeadowlarkFull
Hooded OrioleFull
Bullock's OrioleMountains only
Scott's OrioleFull
Shiny CowbirdInland only
Boat-tailed GrackleInland only
MacGillivray's WarblerFull
Kirtland's WarblerDownstate only
Black-throated Gray WarblerFull
Townsend's WarblerFull
Black-headed GrosbeakMountains only
Lazuli BuntingFull
Painted BuntingMountains only

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