Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Randolph - 199 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 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 43 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
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
Darters - 1 species 61 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 62 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
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
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 71 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 72 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 73 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 74 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 75 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 76 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 77 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 78 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 79 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 80 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 81 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 82 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Barn-Owls - 1 species 83 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 4 species 84 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 85 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 86 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 87 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 88 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 89 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 90 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 91 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 92 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 93 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 94 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 95 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 2 species 96 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 97 MerlinFalco columbarius
Tyrant Flycatchers - 6 species 98 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 99 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 100 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 101 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 102 Pacific-slope/Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis/occidentalis
 103 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 104 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 105 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 106 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 107 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 108 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 109 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 110 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 111 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 112 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 113 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 114 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Swallows - 4 species 115 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 116 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 117 Purple MartinProgne subis
 118 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 119 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 120 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 121 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 122 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 123 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 124 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 125 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 126 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 127 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 128 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 129 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 130 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 131 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 132 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 133 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 6 species 134 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 135 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 136 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 137 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 138 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 139 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 140 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 141 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 142 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 143 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 144 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 145 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 146 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 147 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 148 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 149 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 150 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 151 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 152 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 153 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 154 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 155 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 156 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 157 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 158 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 159 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 160 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 161 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 162 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 163 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 164 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 165 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 166 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 167 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 168 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 169 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 170 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 171 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 172 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 173 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 174 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 175 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 176 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 177 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 178 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 179 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 180 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 181 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 182 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 183 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 184 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 185 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 186 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 187 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 188 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 189 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 190 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 191 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 192 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 193 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 194 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 195 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 196 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 197 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 198 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 199 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea