Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Edgecombe - 172 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 21 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 5 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 6 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 7 GadwallMareca strepera
 8 American WigeonMareca americana
 9 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 10 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 11 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 12 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 16 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 17 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 18 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 19 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 20 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 21 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 22 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 23 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 24 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 25 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 26 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 27 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 28 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 29 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 30 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 31 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 32 SoraPorzana carolina
 33 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 34 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 35 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 36 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 37 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 13 species 38 SanderlingCalidris alba
 39 DunlinCalidris alpina
 40 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 41 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 42 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 43 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 44 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 45 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 46 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 47 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 48 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 49 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 50 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 12 species 51 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 52 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 53 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 54 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 55 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 56 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 57 Least TernSternula antillarum
 58 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 59 Black TernChlidonias niger
 60 Common TernSterna hirundo
 61 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 62 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 2 species 63 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 64 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 65 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 66 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 67 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 68 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 69 Great EgretArdea alba
 70 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 71 Green HeronButorides virescens
 72 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 73 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 74 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 75 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 76 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 77 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 78 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 79 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 80 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 81 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 82 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 83 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 84 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 85 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 86 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 3 species 87 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 88 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 89 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 90 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 91 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 92 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 93 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 94 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 95 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 96 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 97 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 98 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 99 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 100 MerlinFalco columbarius
 101 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 2 species 102 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 103 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 104 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 3 species 105 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 106 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 107 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 108 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 109 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 110 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Larks - 1 species 111 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
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 - 2 species 118 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 119 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
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 - 3 species 127 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 128 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 129 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 130 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 131 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 132 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 133 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 134 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 135 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 136 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 137 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 138 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 139 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 140 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 141 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 144 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 145 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 146 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 147 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 148 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 149 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 150 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 151 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 152 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 153 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 154 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 155 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 156 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 157 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 158 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 159 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 8 species 160 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 161 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 162 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 163 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 164 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 165 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 166 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 167 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 168 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 169 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 170 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 171 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 172 DickcisselSpiza americana