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 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 37 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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
Cormorants - 1 species 65 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Darters - 1 species 66 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
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 Purple MartinProgne subis
 113 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 114 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 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 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 142 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 143 Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
 144 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 145 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 146 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 147 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 148 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 149 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 150 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 151 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 152 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 153 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 154 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
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