Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Edgecombe - 174 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 22 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 4 Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 13 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 14 RedheadAythya americana
 15 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 16 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 17 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 18 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 19 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 20 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 21 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 22 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 23 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 24 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 2 species 25 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 26 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 27 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 28 Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
 29 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 30 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 31 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 32 Virginia RailRallus limicola
 33 SoraPorzana carolina
 34 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 35 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 36 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 37 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 38 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 13 species 39 SanderlingCalidris alba
 40 DunlinCalidris alpina
 41 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 42 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 43 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 44 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 45 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 46 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 47 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 48 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 49 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 50 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 51 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Gulls & Terns - 13 species 52 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 53 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 54 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 55 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 56 Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
 57 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 58 Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
 59 Least TernSternula antillarum
 60 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 61 Black TernChlidonias niger
 62 Common TernSterna hirundo
 63 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 64 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Loons - 2 species 65 Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
 66 Common LoonGavia immer
Darters - 1 species 67 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 68 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 69 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 70 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 71 Great EgretArdea alba
 72 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 73 Green HeronButorides virescens
 74 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 75 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 76 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 77 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 78 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 10 species 79 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 80 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 81 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 82 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 83 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 84 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 85 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 86 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 87 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 88 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 3 species 89 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 90 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 91 Barred OwlStrix varia
Kingfishers - 1 species 92 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 93 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 94 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 95 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 96 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 97 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 98 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 99 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 100 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 101 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 102 MerlinFalco columbarius
 103 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 2 species 104 Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
 105 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 3 species 106 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 107 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 108 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 109 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 110 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 111 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 112 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 113 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 114 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 115 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 4 species 116 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 117 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 118 Purple MartinProgne subis
 119 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 120 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 121 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 122 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 2 species 123 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 124 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
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 - 3 species 134 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 135 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 136 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 137 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 138 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 139 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 140 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 141 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 1 species 142 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 143 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 144 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 145 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 146 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 147 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 148 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 149 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 150 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 151 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 152 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 153 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 154 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 155 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 156 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blackbirds & Orioles - 5 species 157 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 158 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 159 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 160 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 161 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 8 species 162 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 163 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 164 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 165 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 166 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 167 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 168 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 169 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 5 species 170 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 171 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 172 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 173 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 174 DickcisselSpiza americana