• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Bird List

To learn more about these species go to: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/

KEY
The following key is used to indicate occurrence of each bird during the spring, summer, fall and winter at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site according to our bird inventory.

C - COMMON indicates that the species can usually be seen during the season indicated.
U - UNCOMMON indicates present but not certain to be seen.
R - RARE indicates a very low probability on encountering the species, although not out of normal range.
O – OCCASIONAL indicates an unusual visitor not located most years.
N-NOT OCCURING indicates a bird that has not been observed during that time.

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Red-winged blackbird (u,u,u,o)
Eastern meadowlark (u,u,u,r)
Common grackle (c,c,c,o)
Brown-headed cowbird (c,c,u,o)
Orchard oriole (r,r,n,n)

CHICKADEES, NUTHATCHES
Carolina chickadee (c,c,c,c)
Red-breasted nuthatch (u,n,u,u)
White-breasted nuthatch (c,c,c,c)
Brown creeper (u,u,u,u)
Eastern tufted titmouse (c,c,c,c)

DOVES, CUCKOOS
Mourning dove (c,c,c,c)
Yellow-billed cuckoo (c,c,c,n)

FINCHES, SPARROWS
House finch (c,c,c,c)
American goldfinch (c,c,c,c)
Chipping sparrow (r,r,r,n)
Field sparrow (u,u,u,u)
Song sparrow (u,u,u,u)
White-throated sparrow (c,n,c,c)
Northern cardinal (c,c,c,c)
Eastern towhee (c,c,c,u)
Slate-colored junco (c,n,c,c)
Rose-breasted grosbeak (c,n,c,n)
Pine sisken (u,n,u,n)
Indigo bunting

FLYCATCHERS
Acadian flycatcher (c,c,c,n)
Great crested flycatcher (u,u,u,n)
Least flycatcher (u,n,u,n)
Eastern kingbird (r,r,r,n)
Eastern phoebe (u,u,u,o)
Eastern wood-pewee (c,c,c,n)

GAME BIRDS
Northern bobwhite (u,u,u,u)
Wild turkey (u,u,u,u)

GOATSUCKERS, SWIFTS, HUMMERS
Chuck-will’s widow (u,u,n,n)
Whip-poor-will (c,c,n,n)
Chimney swift (c,c,c,n)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (u,u,u,n)

GNATCATCHERS, KINGLETS
Blue-gray gnatcatcher (c,c,c,n)
Golden-crowned kinglet (c,n,c,c)
Ruby-crowned kinglet (c,n,c,r)

JAYS, CROWS
Blue jay (c,c,c,c)
American crow (c,c,c,c)

LARKS, SWALLOWS
Purple martin (r,r,r,n)
Northern rough-winged swallow (u,u,u,n)
Barn swallow (u,u,u,n)

MIMIC THRUSHES
Gray catbird (r,r,r,n)
Northern mockingbird (u,u,u,u)
Brown thrasher (u,u,u,n)

OWLS
Eastern screech owl (c,c,c,c)
Great horned owl (u,u,u,u)
Barred owl (u,u,u,u)

RAPTORS
Black Vulture (u,u,u,u)
Turkey vulture (u,u,u,u)
Cooper’s hawk (u,u,u,u)
Broad-winged hawk (u,o,c,n)
Red-shouldered hawk (u,u,u,u)
Red-tailed hawk (c,c,c,c)
Sharp-shinned hawk (u,r,u,u)

TANAGERS
Scarlet tanager (c,c,c,,n)
Summer tanager (c,c,c,n)

THRUSHES
Hermit thrust (r,n,r,r)
Gray-cheeked thrust (r,n,r,n)
Swainson’s thrust (c,n,c,n)
Wood thrust (c,c,u,n)
American robin (c,c,c,u)
Eastern bluebird (r,r,r,r)
Veery (u,n,u,n)

VIREOS
Blue-headed vireo (u,n,u,n)
Philadelphia vireo (u,n,u,n)
Red-eyed vireo (c,c,c,n)
White-eyed vireo (r,r,r,n)
Yellow-throated vireo (c,c,c,n)

WAXWINGS, STARLINGS, SHRIKES
European starling (u,u,u,u)
Cedar waxwing (c,c,c,c)

WEAVER FINCHES
House sparrow (r,r,r,r)

WOODCOCKS, SNIPES, SANDPIPERS
American woodcock (r,r,n,n)

WOODPECKERS
Downy woodpecker (c,c,c,c)
Hairy woodpecker (c,c,c,c)
Pileated woodpecker (c,c,c,c)
Red-bellied woodpecker (c,c,c,c)
Red-headed woodpecker (r,r,r,r)
Yellow-bellied sapsucker (u,n,u,u)
Yellow-shafted flicker (c,c,c,u)

WOOD WARBLERS
Bay-breasted warbler (r,n,c,n)
Black-and-white warbler (c,o,c,n)
Blackburnian warbler (u,n,c,n)
Blackpoll warbler (c,n,n,n)
Black-throated green warbler (o,n,o,n)
Blue-winged warbler (u,n,u,n)
Cape may warbler (u,n,u,n)
Chestnut-sided warbler (c,n,c,n)
Golden-winged warbler (r,n,r,n)
Hooded warbler (u,r,r,n)
Kentucky warbler (u,u,u,n)
Magnolia warbler (u,n,c,n)
Myrtle warbler (c,n,c,c)
Nashville warbler (c,n,c,n)
Prairie warbler (c,c,c,n)
Western palm warbler (u,n,u,n)
Wilson’s warbler (r,n,r,n)
Worm-eating warbler (r,r,r,n)
Yellow-throated warbler (u,u,u,n)
American redstart (c,n,c,n)
Common yellowthroat (c,c,c,n)
Louisiana waterthrush (u,u,n,n)
Ovenbird (u,r,u,n)
Yellow-breasted chat (c,c,c,n)
Northern parula (c,u,c,n)

WRENS
Carolina wren (c,c,c,c)
House wren (u,u,u,n)
Winter wren (u,u,u,n)

Did You Know?

A picture of Abraham Lincoln's face

Abraham Lincoln had gray eyes.