Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Randolph - 198 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 CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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 - 5 species 98 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 99 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 100 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 101 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 102 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 103 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 104 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 105 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 106 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 107 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 108 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 109 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 110 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 111 Common RavenCorvus corax
Swallows - 4 species 112 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 113 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 114 Purple MartinProgne subis
 115 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 116 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 117 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 3 species 118 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 119 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 120 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 121 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 122 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 123 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 124 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 125 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 126 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 127 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 6 species 128 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 129 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 130 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 131 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 132 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 133 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 134 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 135 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 136 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 137 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 138 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 139 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 140 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 141 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 142 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 143 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 10 species 144 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 145 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 146 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 147 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 148 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 149 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 150 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 151 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 152 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 153 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 154 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 7 species 155 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 156 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 157 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 158 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 159 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 160 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 161 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 31 species 162 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 163 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 164 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 165 Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
 166 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 167 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 168 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 169 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 170 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 171 Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
 172 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 173 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 174 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 175 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 176 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 177 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 178 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 179 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 180 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 181 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 182 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 183 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 184 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 185 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 186 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 187 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 188 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 189 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 190 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 191 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 192 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 6 species 193 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 194 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 195 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 196 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 197 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 198 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea