North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
A class of warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Birds are covered in feathers, have wings and a beak. Many birds are able to fly.
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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

NonGame

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Bobwhite quail, Northern

Colinus virginianus

Game Species

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Dove, Mourning

Zenaida macroura

Game Species

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Duck, Black

Anas rubripes

Game Species

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Duck, Canvasback

Aythya valisineria

Game Species

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Duck, Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Game Species

Profile 

Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

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Duck, Wood

Aix sponsa

Game Species

Profile (PDF) 

North Carolina Wood Ducks Natural History and Management (PDF)

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Egret, Snowy

Egretta thula

NonGame

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Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

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Goose, Canada

Branta canadensis

Game Species

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Grouse, Ruffed

Bonasa umbelius

Game Species

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Hawk, Red Shoulder

Buteo lineatus

NonGame

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Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

NonGame

Profile 

Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

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Owl, Great Horned

Bubo virginianus

NonGame

Profile 

Sandy Mush Game Land Birding Check List (PDF) 

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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

NonGame

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Pintail, Northern

Anas acuta

Game Species

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Rail, Clapper

Rallus longirostris

Game Species

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Swan, Tundra

Cygnus columbianus

Game Species

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Turkey, Wild

Meleagris gallopavo

Big Game

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Wigeon, American

Anas americana

Game Species

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Woodcock, American

Scolopax minor

Game Species

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Woodpecker, red-cockaded

Picoides borealis

Endangered

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ImageColonial WaterbirdsNonGameFact sheet. (low resolution)

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ImageNeotropical Migratory LandbirdsNonGameFact sheet (low resolution)

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ImageWaterfowl in North CarolinaGame SpeciesAdditional Information