Birds N-Z

Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)


Brown-headed Nuthatch
(Sitta pusilla)


(Seiurus aurocapilla)




Northern Bobwhite Quail
(Colinus virginianus)

Song Birds

Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo)


Wood Thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina)

The Wood Thrush breeds in Eastern U.S. deciduous forests and nests in all 100 counties of North Carolina. Their breeding habitat is typically hardwood canopy and must contain a moderate scatter of saplings or small trees, shrubs, and a rich herb layer.  Wood Thrushes are more numerous in damp forests and near streams than in drier woods.  Wood Thrushes will nest in suburban areas where there are enough large trees. After migration, they winter in understory of lowland tropical forest.

Pileated Woodpecker
(Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-cockaded Woodpecker
(Picoides borealis)