Summary of Species Recorded during Forays Conducted in the Upper Cumberland Region or Atlas of the Breeding Birds of the Upper Cumberland Region

 

During the 15 forays conducted in the Upper Cumberland Region (UCR) from 2007 to 2012 (Table 1), 127 species (Tables 2 and 3) of breeding birds have been detected. During the 10 forays conducted in the Tennessee portion of the UCR, 125 species have been detected, 73.5% of the 170 species that were detected during the Tennessee Breeding Bird Atlas project (19861991) (Nicholson 1997).  During the 5 forays conducted in the Kentucky portion of the UCR, 118 species have been detected, 76.6% of the 154 breeding species that were detected during the Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas project (19851991) (Palmer-Ball 1996).

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    Maps displaying the current foray data for each breeding species may be accessed by clicking on the names of species in Table 2 (Tennessee portion of UCR) and Table 3 (Kentucky portion of UCR).

 

Table 1. Dates for forays conducted, or to be conducted, in the Upper Cumberland Region.

Name of State/County Dates of First Foray Dates of Second Foray
     
Tennessee    
     
Fentress 14 June 1979 * 2228 June 2013
Pickett 14 June 1979 * 2225 May 2009
White 2831 May 1982 * 2528 May 2007 *
Cumberland (TN) May/June 1985 * ** 29 May4 June 2010
Overton 2326 May 1986 * 2329 May 2011
Bledsoe 1921 June 1987 * 1722 June 2012
DeKalb 2326 May 2008  
Jackson 29 May1 June 2009  
Clay 1215 June 2010  
Putnam 612 June 2011  
Van Buren 1315 June 2011  
Macon 1422 June 2013  
Morgan xx–xx June 2014  
Scott    
Smith    
Warren    
     
Kentucky    
     
Clinton 1214 June 2009  
Pulaski 511 June 2010  
McCreary 30 May5 June 2011  
Wayne 110 June 2012  
Russell 1315 & 2629 June 2012  
Barren 1–6 June 2013  
Metcalfe 812 June 2013  
Cumberland (KY) xx–xx June 2014  
Adair xx–xx June 2014  
Monroe    

* Data collected using a protocol inconsistent with protocol employed during 2008 and thereafter. ** Data unavailable.

 

Table 2. Species recorded on Breeding Bird Forays in the Tennessee portion of the UCR. Click on underlined species names to access the current version of the Regional foray map for that species.  The protocol for collecting data during the forays conducted from 1979 to 1987 (Nicholson 1981; Nicholson 1982a) and during 2007 differed from the data collection protocol used during 2008 and thereafter.

Year 1979 1979 1982 1986 1987 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2012 2013
             
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Canada Goose x x X X X X X X X X X  
Wood Duck x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Mallard x X X X X X X X X X  
Blue-winged Teal m              
Northern Bobwhite x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Ruffed Grouse x x x x x X     X      
Wild Turkey x x X X X X X X X X X  
Common Loon m              
Pied-billed Grebe X              
Double-crested Corm. m m     m      
Great Blue Heron x x X X X X X X X X X  
Great Egret                       m     m  
Little Blue Heron                       m        
Green Heron x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Black-crowned Night-Heron                     X          
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron x       X      
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Black Vulture x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Turkey Vulture x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Osprey x X   X     X    
Mississippi Kite m m            
Bald Eagle X X X X          
Northern Harrier                           X    
Sharp-shinned Hawk x X            
Cooper's Hawk x x x x X X X X X X X X  
Red-shouldered Hawk x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Broad-winged Hawk x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Red-tailed Hawk x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Coot m              
Semipalmated Plover                       m        
Killdeer x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Spotted Sandpiper m m m m   m m      
Solitary Sandpiper m     m        
Lesser Yellowlegs m              
Semipalmated Sandpiper m     m        
Peep sp. m m              
American Woodcock x X X X X X X X    
Common Tern m              
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Rock Pigeon x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Eurasian Collared-Dove x X X X X X   X  
Mourning Dove x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Black-billed Cuckoo m              
Barn Owl                   X     X      
Eastern Screech-Owl x x x x X X X X X X X X  
Great Horned Owl x x x X X X X X X X X  
Barred Owl x x x x X x X X X X X X X  
Common Nighthawk x x x X X X X X X    
Chuck-will's-widow x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Eastern Whip-poor-will x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Chimney Swift x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Belted Kingfisher x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Red-headed Woodpecker x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Red-bellied Woodpecker x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Downy Woodpecker x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Hairy Woodpecker x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Northern Flicker x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Pileated Woodpecker x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Kestrel x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Olive-sided Flycatcher                       m        
Eastern Wood-Pewee x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Acadian Flycatcher x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Willow Flycatcher x x X X   X     X  
Least Flycatcher x x       m m    
Eastern Phoebe x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Great Crested Flycatcher x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Eastern Kingbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher                           X X  
Loggerhead Shrike x x x x x x X     X X X    
White-eyed Vireo x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Yellow-throated Vireo x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Blue-headed Vireo x x x X X X X X X X  
Warbling Vireo X X X   X X   X    
Red-eyed Vireo x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Blue Jay x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Crow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Horned Lark x x x x X X X X X X    
Purple Martin x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Tree Swallow x X X X X X X X X X  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Cliff Swallow x X X X X   X X X  
Barn Swallow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Carolina Chickadee x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Tufted Titmouse x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
White-breasted Nuthatch x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Brown-headed Nuthatch                         X X X  
House Wren x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Carolina Wren x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Eastern Bluebird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Veery                   X            
Swainson's Thrush m     m        
Wood Thrush x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Robin x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Gray Catbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Northern Mockingbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Brown Thrasher x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
European Starling x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Cedar Waxwing x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Ovenbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Worm-eating Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Louisiana Waterthrush x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Northern Waterthrush                       m        
Golden-winged Warbler x x X            
Blue-winged Warbler x x X X X X X X X      
Black-and-white Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Prothonotary Warbler x x x X X X X X X X      
Swainson's Warbler x x x X            
Tennessee Warbler m              
Connecticut Warbler m m m              
Mourning Warbler m     m        
Kentucky Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Common Yellowthroat x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Hooded Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Redstart x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Cerulean Warbler x x x x x X X X X X X X   X  
Northern Parula x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Magnolia Warbler m              
Blackburnian Warbler                   m            
Yellow Warbler x x x x x X X X X X X X X    
Chestnut-sided Warbler x x X       X X  
Blackpoll Warbler m              
Black-throated Blue Warbler                         m      
Pine Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Yellow-throated Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Prairie Warbler x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Black-throated Green Warb. x x x x x X X   X X X    
Yellow-breasted Chat x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress
             
Eastern Towhee x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Chipping Sparrow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Field Sparrow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Savannah Sparrow                   X   X     X  
Grasshopper Sparrow x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Henslow's Sparrow x X     X X   X  
Song Sparrow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Summer Tanager x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Scarlet Tanager x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Northern Cardinal x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X            
Blue Grosbeak x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Indigo Bunting x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Dickcissel x x x X X X X X X X X  
Bobolink m              
Red-winged Blackbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Eastern Meadowlark x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Common Grackle x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Brown-headed Cowbird x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Orchard Oriole x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
Baltimore Oriole x x X X X X   X X    
House Finch x x X X X X X X X X X  
American Goldfinch x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
House Sparrow x x x x x x X X X X X X X X X  
             
Total Migrant Species 4 0 2 1 0 4 6 4 4 4 0 10 4 1 1  
                                 
Total Breeding Species 93 78 96 96 91 102 106 96 103 115 107 107 110 107 102  
             
Total Species for Foray 97 78 98 97 91 106 112 100 107 119 107 117 114 108 103  
                                 
County in Tennessee Fent- Pick- Whi- Over- Bled- Whi- De- Pick- Jack- Cumb- Clay Over- Put- Van Bled- Fen-
tress ett te ton soe te Kalb ett son erland   ton nam Buren soe tress

m = migrant.

 

Table 3. Species recorded on Breeding Bird Forays in the Kentucky portion of the UCR, including 116 breeding species and 3 migrating species (in italics). Click on the names of breeding species to access the current version of the Regional foray map for that species.

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Canada Goose X X X              
Wood Duck X X X              
Mallard X X X              
Northern Bobwhite X X X              
Ruffed Grouse X X              
Wild Turkey X X X              
Double-crested Corm.   m              
Great Blue Heron X X X              
Great Egret   m                
Green Heron X X X              
Black Vulture X X X              
Turkey Vulture X X X              
Mississippi Kite   m              
Bald Eagle   X              
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X              
Cooper's Hawk X X X              
Red-shouldered Hawk X X X              
Broad-winged Hawk X X X              
Red-tailed Hawk X X X              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Killdeer X X X              
American Woodcock X X              
Rock Pigeon X X                
Eurasian Collared-Dove X X              
Mourning Dove X X X              
Yellow-billed Cuckoo X X X              
Eastern Screech-Owl X X X              
Great Horned Owl X X              
Barred Owl X X X              
Common Nighthawk X X X              
Chuck-will's-widow X X                
Eastern Whip-poor-will X X X              
Chimney Swift X X X              
Ruby-throated Hummingbird X X X              
Belted Kingfisher X X X              
Red-headed Woodpecker X X X              
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X X              
Downy Woodpecker X X X              
Hairy Woodpecker X X X              
Northern Flicker X X X              
Pileated Woodpecker X X X              
American Kestrel X X X              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Eastern Wood-Pewee X X X              
Acadian Flycatcher X X X              
Willow Flycatcher X X X              
Eastern Phoebe X X X              
Great Crested Flycatcher X X X              
Eastern Kingbird X X X              
Loggerhead Shrike X                  
White-eyed Vireo X X X              
Yellow-throated Vireo X X X              
Blue-headed Vireo X X X              
Warbling Vireo X                
Red-eyed Vireo X X X              
Blue Jay X X X              
American Crow X X X              
Horned Lark X X              
Purple Martin X X X              
Tree Swallow X X X              
Northern Rough-winged Swallow X X X              
Cliff Swallow X                
Barn Swallow X X X              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Carolina Chickadee X X X              
Tufted Titmouse X X X              
White-breasted Nuthatch X X X              
House Wren X X X              
Sedge Wren   X                
Carolina Wren X X X              
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X X X              
Eastern Bluebird X X X              
Wood Thrush X X X              
American Robin X X X              
Gray Catbird X X X              
Northern Mockingbird X X X              
Brown Thrasher X X X              
European Starling X X X              
Cedar Waxwing X X X              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Ovenbird X X X              
Worm-eating Warbler X X X              
Louisiana Waterthrush X X X              
Golden-winged Warbler   X              
Blue-winged Warbler X X X              
Black-and-white Warbler X X X              
Prothonotary Warbler X X                
Swainson's Warbler X X              
Kentucky Warbler X X X              
Common Yellowthroat X X X              
Hooded Warbler X X X              
American Redstart X X              
Cerulean Warbler X X              
Northern Parula X X X              
Yellow Warbler X X X              
Chestnut-sided Warbler X X              
Pine Warbler X X X              
Yellow-throated Warbler X X X              
Prairie Warbler X X X              
Black-throated Green Warb. X X              
Yellow-breasted Chat X X X              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                 
Eastern Towhee X X X              
Chipping Sparrow X X X              
Field Sparrow X X X              
Grasshopper Sparrow X X X              
Henslow's Sparrow X                
Song Sparrow X X X              
Summer Tanager X X X              
Scarlet Tanager X X X              
Northern Cardinal X X X              
Blue Grosbeak X X X              
Indigo Bunting X X X              
Dickcissel X X                
Bobolink X                
Red-winged Blackbird X X X              
Eastern Meadowlark X X X              
Common Grackle X X X              
Brown-headed Cowbird X X X              
Orchard Oriole X X X              
Baltimore Oriole X X              
House Finch X X X              
American Goldfinch X X X              
House Sparrow X X X              
                 
Total Migrant Species 0 1 2              
                     
Total Breeding Species 97 113 106              
                 
Total Species for Foray 97 114 108              
                 
County in Kentucky Clin- Pul- McC- Way- Rus- Bar- Met-      
ton aski reary ne sell ren calfe      
                     
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015

m = migrant.

 

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