This list includes all species observed at least once on MBBS routes in Orange, Chatham, and Durham Counties, North Carolina (as of 2017-06-17) – a total of 106 species!

Some of these species occur only in a few localities in these counties, and some have been found during the breeding season on only one or a few occasions. A few no doubt were just visiting.

The official English name for each species (approved by the American Ornithologists’ Union) is followed by a four-letter code for the species (adopted by the USGS Bird-Banding Office).

Note exceptional codes for a few species – especially Prairie and Prothonotary Warblers!

Species Code
Canada Goose CAGO
Wood Duck WODU
Mallard MALL
Northern Bob-white NOBW
Wild Turkey WITU
Double-cr Cormorant DCCO
Great Blue Heron GBHE
Green Heron GRHE
Glossy Ibis GLIB
Black Vulture BLVU
Turkey Vulture TUVU
Osprey OSPR
Sharp-shinned Hawk SSHA
Cooper’s Hawk COHA
Bald Eagle BAEA
Red-shouldered Hawk RSHA
Broad-winged Hawk BWHA
Red-tailed Hawk RTHA
Killdeer KILL
Rock Pigeon ROPI
Mourning Dove MODO
Yellow-billed Cuckoo YBCU
Eastern Screech-Owl EASO
Great Horned Owl GHOW
Barred Owl BAOW
Common Nighthawk CONI
Chuck-will’s-widow CWWI
Whip-poor-will WPWI
Chimney Swift CHSW
Ruby-thr Hummingbird RTHU
Belted Kingfisher BEKI
Red-headed Woodpecker RHWO
Red-bellied Woodpecker RBWO
Downy Woodpecker DOWO
Hairy Woodpecker HAWO
Northern Flicker NOFL
Pileated Woodpecker PIWO
Eastern Wood-Pewee EAWP
Acadian Flycatcher ACFL
Willow Flycatcher WIFL
Eastern Phoebe EAPH
Great Crested Flycatcher GCFL
Eastern Kingbird EAKI
Loggerhead Shrike LOSH
White-eyed Vireo WEVI
Yellow-throated Vireo YTVI
Blue-headed Vireo BHVI
Warbling Vireo WAVI
Red-eyed Vireo REVI
Blue Jay BLJA
American Crow AMCR
Fish Crow FICR
N Rough-winged Sw NRWS
Purple Martin PUMA
Tree Swallow TRSW
Barn Swallow BARS
Cliff Swallow CLSW
Carolina Chickadee CACH
Tufted Titmouse TUTI
White-breasted Nuthatch WBNU
Brown-headed Nuthatch BHNU
House Wren HOWR
Carolina Wren CARW
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher BGGN
Eastern Bluebird EABL
Wood Thrush WOTH
American Robin AMRO
Gray Catbird GRCA
Brown Thrasher BRTH
Northern Mockingbird NOMO
European Starling EUST
Cedar Waxwing CEDW
Ovenbird OVEN
Louisiana Waterthrush LOWA
Black-and-white Warbler BAWW
Prothonotary Warbler PROW
Kentucky Warbler KEWA
Common Yellowthroat COYE
Hooded Warbler HOWA
American Redstart AMRE
Northern Parula NOPA
Yellow Warbler YEWA
Pine Warbler PIWA
Yellow-throated Warbler YTWA
Prairie Warbler PRAW
Yellow-breasted Chat YBCH
Grasshopper Sparrow GRSP
Chipping Sparrow CHSP
Field Sparrow FISP
Song Sparrow SOSP
Eastern Towhee EATO
Summer Tanager SUTA
Scarlet Tanager SCTA
Northern Cardinal NOCA
Blue Grosbeak BLGR
Indigo Bunting INBU
Dickcissel DICK
Red-winged Blackbird RWBL
Eastern Meadowlark EAME
Common Grackle COGR
Brown-headed Cowbird BHCO
Orchard Oriole OROR
Baltimore Oriole BAOR
House FInch HOFI
American Goldfinch AMGO
House Sparrow HOSP