Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cleveland - 151 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 19 species 1 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 2 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 3 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 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 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 13 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 14 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 15 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 16 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 17 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 18 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 19 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 20 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 21 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 22 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 23 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 24 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 4 species 25 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 26 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 27 White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
 28 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 1 species 29 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Swifts - 1 species 30 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 3 species 31 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 32 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
 33 Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 3 species 34 King RailRallus elegans
 35 SoraPorzana carolina
 36 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 37 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 2 species 38 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
 39 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 12 species 40 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 41 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 42 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 43 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 44 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 45 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 46 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 47 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 48 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 49 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 50 WilletTringa semipalmata
 51 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Skuas & Jaegers - 1 species 52 Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Gulls & Terns - 13 species 53 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 54 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 55 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 56 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 57 Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
 58 Least TernSternula antillarum
 59 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 60 Black TernChlidonias niger
 61 Common TernSterna hirundo
 62 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
 63 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
 64 Royal TernThalasseus maximus
 65 Black SkimmerRynchops niger
Tropicbirds - 1 species 66 White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Loons - 1 species 67 Common LoonGavia immer
Cormorants - 1 species 68 Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Pelicans - 1 species 69 American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 5 species 70 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 71 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 72 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 73 Green HeronButorides virescens
 74 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 1 species 75 White IbisEudocimus albus
New World Vultures - 2 species 76 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 77 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 78 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 79 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 80 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 81 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 82 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 83 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 84 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 85 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 86 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 87 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 2 species 88 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 89 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Kingfishers - 1 species 90 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 91 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 92 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 93 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 94 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 95 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 96 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 97 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 98 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 99 MerlinFalco columbarius
 100 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 1 species 101 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Shrikes - 1 species 102 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Vireos - 1 species 103 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 104 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 105 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 106 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Swallows - 1 species 107 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 108 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 109 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Nuthatches - 2 species 110 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 111 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 112 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Wrens - 3 species 113 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 114 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 115 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 116 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Kinglets - 2 species 117 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
 118 Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Thrushes - 3 species 119 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 120 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 121 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 122 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 123 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 124 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 125 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Waxwings - 1 species 126 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 127 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 3 species 128 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 129 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 130 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 9 species 131 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
 132 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 133 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 134 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 135 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 136 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 137 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 138 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 139 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Blackbirds & Orioles - 6 species 140 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 141 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 142 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 143 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 144 Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
 145 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 2 species 146 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 147 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 4 species 148 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 149 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 150 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 151 DickcisselSpiza americana