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