Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Randolph - 197 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 24 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 13 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 14 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 15 RedheadAythya americana
 16 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 17 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 18 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 19 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 20 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 21 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 22 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 23 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 24 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 25 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 26 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 27 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 28 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 29 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 30 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 31 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 32 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 33 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 34 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 3 species 35 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 36 Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensis
 37 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 38 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 2 species 39 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 40 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 41 American CootFulica americana
Plovers - 2 species 42 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 43 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 10 species 44 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 45 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 46 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 47 Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
 48 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 49 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 50 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 51 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 52 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 53 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 6 species 54 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 55 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 56 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 57 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 58 Common TernSterna hirundo
 59 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 60 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 61 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 62 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Pelicans - 1 species 63 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 7 species 64 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 65 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 66 Great EgretArdea alba
 67 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 68 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 69 Green HeronButorides virescens
 70 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
New World Vultures - 2 species 71 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 72 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 73 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 74 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 75 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 76 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 77 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 78 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 79 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 80 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 81 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 82 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 83 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 84 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 85 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 86 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 87 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 88 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 89 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 90 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 91 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 92 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 93 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 94 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 95 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 96 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 5 species 97 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 98 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 99 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 100 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 101 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 102 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 103 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 104 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 105 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 106 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 107 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 108 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 109 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 110 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 111 Purple MartinProgne subis
 112 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 113 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 114 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 115 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 116 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 117 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 118 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 119 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 120 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 121 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 122 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 123 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 124 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 125 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 126 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 127 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 128 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 129 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 130 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 131 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 132 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 133 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 134 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 135 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 136 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 137 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 138 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 139 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 140 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 141 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 142 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 143 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 144 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 145 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 146 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 147 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 148 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 149 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 150 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 151 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 152 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 153 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 154 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 155 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 156 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 157 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 158 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 159 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 160 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 161 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 162 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 163 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 164 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 165 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 166 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 167 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 168 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 169 Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
 170 Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
 171 Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
 172 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 173 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 174 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 175 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 176 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 177 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 178 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 179 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 180 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 181 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 182 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 183 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 184 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 185 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 186 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 187 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 188 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 189 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 190 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 191 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 192 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 193 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 194 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 195 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 196 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 197 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea