Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cumberland - 239 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 20 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 5 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 6 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 7 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 8 GadwallMareca strepera
 9 American WigeonMareca americana
 10 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 11 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 12 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 13 RedheadAythya americana
 14 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 15 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 16 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 17 Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
 18 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 19 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 20 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 21 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 22 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 23 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 24 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 25 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 26 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 27 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 28 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 29 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 30 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 2 species 31 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
 32 Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Swifts - 1 species 33 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 34 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 4 species 35 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 36 King RailRallus elegans
 37 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 38 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 39 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 40 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 41 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 42 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 43 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 23 species 44 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 45 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 46 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 47 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 48 SanderlingCalidris alba
 49 DunlinCalidris alpina
 50 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 51 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 52 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 53 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 54 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 55 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 56 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 57 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 58 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 59 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 60 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 61 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 62 WilletTringa semipalmata
 63 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 64 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 65 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 66 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 9 species 67 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 68 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 69 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 70 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 71 Least TernSternula antillarum
 72 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 73 Black TernChlidonias niger
 74 Common TernSterna hirundo
 75 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 76 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 77 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 78 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 79 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 80 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 10 species 81 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 82 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 83 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 84 Great EgretArdea alba
 85 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 86 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 87 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 88 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 89 Green HeronButorides virescens
 90 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 91 White IbisEudocimus albus
 92 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 93 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 94 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 95 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 96 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 97 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 98 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 99 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 100 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 101 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 102 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 103 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 104 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 105 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 106 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 107 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 108 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 109 Barred OwlStrix varia
 110 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 111 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 112 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 113 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 114 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 115 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 116 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 117 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 118 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 119 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 120 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 121 MerlinFalco columbarius
 122 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 123 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 124 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 125 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 126 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 127 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 128 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 129 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 130 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 131 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 132 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 133 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 134 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 135 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 136 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 137 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 138 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 139 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 140 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 141 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 142 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 143 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 144 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 145 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 146 Purple MartinProgne subis
 147 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 148 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 149 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 150 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 151 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 152 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 153 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 154 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 155 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 6 species 156 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 157 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 158 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 159 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 160 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 161 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 162 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 163 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 164 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 165 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 166 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 167 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 168 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 169 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 170 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 171 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 172 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 173 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 174 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 175 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 176 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 177 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 178 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 179 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 180 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 181 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 182 Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
 183 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 184 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 185 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 186 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 187 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 188 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 189 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 190 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 191 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 192 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 193 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 194 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 195 Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
 196 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 197 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 11 species 198 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 199 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 200 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 201 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 202 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 203 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 204 Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
 205 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 206 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 207 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 208 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 22 species 209 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 210 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 211 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 212 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 213 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 214 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 215 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 216 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 217 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 218 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 219 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 220 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 221 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 222 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 223 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 224 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 225 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 226 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 227 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 228 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 229 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 230 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 231 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 232 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 233 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 234 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 235 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 236 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 237 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 238 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 239 DickcisselSpiza americana