Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cumberland - 237 species

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