Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Cumberland - 240 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 - 2 species 34 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
 35 Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 4 species 36 Clapper RailRallus crepitans
 37 King RailRallus elegans
 38 Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
 39 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 40 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Stilts & Avocets - 1 species 41 American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Plovers - 3 species 42 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 43 American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
 44 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Sandpipers - 23 species 45 Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
 46 Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
 47 Red KnotCalidris canutus
 48 Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
 49 SanderlingCalidris alba
 50 DunlinCalidris alpina
 51 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 52 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 53 Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
 54 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 55 Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
 56 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 57 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 58 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 59 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 60 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 61 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 62 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 63 WilletTringa semipalmata
 64 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
 65 Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
 66 Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
 67 Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Gulls & Terns - 9 species 68 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 69 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 70 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 71 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 72 Least TernSternula antillarum
 73 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 74 Black TernChlidonias niger
 75 Common TernSterna hirundo
 76 Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Loons - 1 species 77 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 78 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Darters - 1 species 79 AnhingaAnhinga anhinga
Cormorants - 1 species 80 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Pelicans - 1 species 81 Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 10 species 82 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 83 Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
 84 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 85 Great EgretArdea alba
 86 Snowy EgretEgretta thula
 87 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 88 Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
 89 Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
 90 Green HeronButorides virescens
 91 Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 92 White IbisEudocimus albus
 93 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 94 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 95 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 96 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 11 species 97 Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
 98 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 99 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 100 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 101 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 102 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 103 Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
 104 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 105 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 106 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 107 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Owls - 4 species 108 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 109 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 110 Barred OwlStrix varia
 111 Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Kingfishers - 1 species 112 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 8 species 113 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 114 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 115 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 116 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 117 Red-cockaded WoodpeckerDryobates borealis
 118 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 119 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 120 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 121 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 122 MerlinFalco columbarius
 123 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 8 species 124 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 125 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 126 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 127 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 128 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 129 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 130 Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
 131 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 132 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 133 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 134 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 135 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 136 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 137 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 3 species 138 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 139 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 140 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 141 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 142 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 143 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 144 Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
 145 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 146 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 147 Purple MartinProgne subis
 148 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Kinglets - 2 species 149 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 150 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 151 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 152 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 153 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 154 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 155 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 156 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 6 species 157 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 158 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 159 Sedge WrenCistothorus stellaris
 160 Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
 161 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
 162 Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 163 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 164 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 165 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 166 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 5 species 167 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 168 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 169 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 170 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 171 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 172 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 173 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 5 species 174 Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
 175 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 176 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 177 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 178 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Longspurs & Allies - 2 species 179 Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
 180 Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 17 species 181 Bachman's SparrowPeucaea aestivalis
 182 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 183 Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
 184 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 185 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 186 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 187 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 188 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 189 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 190 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 191 Henslow's SparrowCentronyx henslowii
 192 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 193 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 194 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 195 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 196 Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
 197 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 198 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 11 species 199 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 200 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 201 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 202 Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
 203 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 204 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 205 Shiny CowbirdMolothrus bonariensis
 206 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 207 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 208 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
 209 Boat-tailed GrackleQuiscalus major
Wood-Warblers - 22 species 210 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 211 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 212 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 213 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 214 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 215 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 216 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 217 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 218 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 219 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 220 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 221 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 222 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 223 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 224 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 225 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 226 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 227 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 228 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 229 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 230 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 231 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 9 species 232 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 233 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 234 Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
 235 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 236 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 237 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 238 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
 239 Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
 240 DickcisselSpiza americana