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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave, Kentucky


Key to Abundance

c - Common (widespread and easily found in proper habitat)
u - Uncommon (widespread in very small numbers or common only within very restricted habitat)
r - Rare (May be no records in some years, but a general pattern of occurrence is evident)

Key to Season

SR - Summer Resident
WR - Winter Resident
YR - Year-round Resident
T - Transient


GREBES                                 ABUNDANCE           SEASON

___ Red-necked Grebe                       r                 T
___ Pied-billed Grebe                      r                 T

CORMORANTS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Double-crested Cormorant r T
BITTERNS AND HERONS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Great Blue Heron c SR ___ Green Heron c SR ___ Black-crowned Night Heron r T ___ Little Blue Heron r T ___ Least Bittern r T ___ American Bittern r T
GEESE AND DUCKS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Canada Goose u T ___ Snow Goose r T ___ Mallard r WR ___ Black Duck r WR ___ Pintail r T ___ Green-winged Teal r T ___ Blue-winged Teal r T ___ American Widgeon r T ___ Shoveler r T ___ Red-headed Duck r T ___ Wood Duck c SR ___ Ring-necked Duck r T ___ Canvasback r T ___ Lesser Scaup r T ___ Bufflehead r T ___ Common Merganser r T
VULTURES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Turkey Vulture c T ___ Black Vulture c T
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND FALCONS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk r YR ___ Cooper's Hawk r YR ___ Red-tailed Hawk c YR ___ Red-shouldered Hawk r YR ___ Broad-winged Hawk r SR ___ Rough-legged Hawk r WR ___ Bald Eagle r T ___ Northern Harrier r WR ___ Osprey r T ___ Merlin r T ___ American Kestrel r YR
QUAIL AND TURKEY ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Bobwhite u YR ___ Turkey c YR
RAILS AND ALLIES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Sandhill Crane r T ___ King Rail r T ___ Virginia Rail r T ___ Sora r T ___ Common Moorhen(Gallinule) r T ___ American Coot r T
PLOVERS AND SANDPIPERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Killdeer r YR ___ American Woodcock r YR ___ Common Snipe r WR ___ Upland Plover r T ___ Spotted Sandpiper c T ___ Solitary Sandpiper c T ___ Lesser Yellowlegs c T ___ Least Sandpiper r T
GULLS & TERNS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Least Tern r T ___ Ring-billed Gull r T ___ Herring Gull r T
DOVES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Mourning Dove c YR ___ Rock Dove c YR
CUCKOOS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Black-billed Cuckoo u SR ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo u SR
OWLS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Eastern Screech Owl r YR ___ Great Horned Owl r YR ___ Snowy Owl r T ___ Barred Owl c YR
NIGHTJARS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Common Nighthawk c SR ___ Chuck-will's-widow c SR ___ Whip-poor-will c SR
SWIFTS AND HUMMINGBIRDS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Chimney Swift r SR ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird c SR
KINGFISHERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Belted Kingfisher c YR
WOODPECKERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Northern Flicker c YR ___ Pileated Woodpecker c YR ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker c YR ___ Red-headed Woodpecker c YR ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker c WR ___ Hairy Woodpecker c YR ___ Downy Woodpecker c YR ___ Red-cockaded Woodpecker r T
FLYCATCHERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Eastern Kingbird r SR ___ Great-crested Flycatcher c SR ___ Eastern Phoebe c YR ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher r T ___ Acadian Flycatcher c SR ___ Trail's Flycatcher r T ___ Least Flycatcher r T ___ Eastern Wood Pewee c SR ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher r T
LARKS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Horned Lark r YR
SWALLOWS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Tree Swallow r T ___ Bank Swallow r SR ___ Rough-winged Swallow u SR ___ Barn Swallow r T ___ Cliff Swallow r T ___ Purple Martin r SR
JAYS & CROWS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Blue Jay c YR ___ American Crow c YR
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Carolina Chickadee c YR ___ Tufted Titmouse c YR
NUTHATCHES AND CREEPERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ White-breasted Nuthatch c YR ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch r WR ___ Brown Creeper u WR
WRENS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ House Wren r T ___ Winter Wren u WR ___ Bewick's Wren r YR ___ Carolina Wren c YR ___ Long-billed Marsh Wren r T
THRUSHES AND ALLIES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher c SR ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet u WR ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet c T ___ American Robin c YR ___ Wood Thrush c SR ___ Hermit Thrush c WR ___ Swainson's Thrush c T ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush c T ___ Veery u T ___ Eastern Bluebird c YR
MIMICS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Northern Mockingbird u YR ___ Catbird c SR ___ Brown Thrasher u SR
PIPITS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Water Pipit r T
WAXWINGS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Cedar Waxwing u WR
SHRIKES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Loggerhead Shrike r YR
STARLINGS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Starling c YR
VIREOS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ White-eyed Vireo c SR ___ Bell's Vireo r T ___ Yellow-throated Vireo c SR ___ Solitary Vireo r T ___ Red-eyed Vireo c SR ___ Philadelphia Vireo r T ___ Warbling Vireo r SR
WOOD WARBLERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Black-and-white Warbler c SR ___ Prothonotary Warbler c SR ___ Swainson's Warbler r T ___ Worm-eating Warbler c SR ___ Golden-Winged Warbler r T ___ Blue-Winged Warbler c SR ___ Tennessee Warbler c T ___ Orange-crowned Warbler r T ___ Nashville Warbler c T ___ Parula Warbler c SR ___ Yellow Warbler c SR ___ Magnolia Warbler c T ___ Cape May Warbler u T ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler r T ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler c WR ___ Black-throated Green Warbler c T ___ Cerulean Warbler c SR ___ Blackburnian Warbler r T ___ Yellow-throated Warbler c SR ___ Chesnut-sided Warbler c T ___ Bay-breasted Warbler c T ___ Blackpoll Warbler c T ___ Pine Warbler r T ___ Prairie Warbler c SR ___ Palm Warbler c T ___ Mourning Warbler r T ___ Connecticut Warbler r T ___ Hooded Warbler c SR ___ Wilson's Warbler r T ___ Canada Warbler u T ___ Ovenbird c SR ___ Northern Waterthrush u T ___ Louisiana Waterthrush c SR ___ Kentucky Warbler c SR ___ Common Yellowthroat c SR ___ Yellow-breasted Chat c SR ___ American Redstart c SR
TANAGERS ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Scarlet Tanager c SR ___ Summer Tanager c SR
CARDINALS AND ALLIES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Northern Cardinal c YR ___ Blue Grosbeak u SR ___ Indigo Bunting c SR ___ Dickcissel r SR
NEW WORLD SPARROWS AND ALLIES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Rufous-sided Towhee c YR ___ Grasshopper Sparrow r SR ___ Henslow's Sparrow r WR ___ Vesper Sparrow r WR ___ Savannah Sparrow r WR ___ Song Sparrow c WR ___ Lark Sparrow r SR ___ Bachman's Sparrow r SR ___ American Tree Sparrow u WR ___ Field Sparrow c YR ___ Chipping Sparrow c SR ___ Dark-eyed Junco c WR ___ White-throated Sparrow c WR ___ White-crowned Sparrow r WR ___ Fox Sparrow r WR ___ Swamp Sparrow r WR ___ Lapland Longspur r WR ___ Snow Bunting r WR
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Red-winged Blackbird c SR ___ Eastern Meadowlark r YR ___ Common Grackle u SR ___ Brown-headed Cowbird c SR ___ Bobolink u SR ___ Rusty Blackbird u WR ___ Orchard Oriole u SR ___ Northern Oriole r SR
FINCHES ABUNDANCE SEASON ___ Pine Siskin c WR ___ American Goldfinch c YR ___ Purple Finch c WR ___ House Finch u WR ___ Evening Grosbeak r WR
For additional information contact: National Park Service Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259 Telephone # - (502) 758-2251
This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  1992.  Checklist of birds of Mammoth Cave National 
     Park.  National Park Service.  1 page.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  1992.  Checklist of birds of Mammoth Cave National 
     Park.  National Park Service.  1 page.  Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmammoth.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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