Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Rockingham - 217 species

Ducks, Geese, & Swans - 29 species 1 Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
 2 Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
 3 Ross's GooseAnser rossii
 4 Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
 5 Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
 6 Canada GooseBranta canadensis
 7 Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
 8 Wood DuckAix sponsa
 9 Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
 10 Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
 11 GadwallMareca strepera
 12 American WigeonMareca americana
 13 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 14 American Black DuckAnas rubripes
 15 Northern PintailAnas acuta
 16 Green-winged TealAnas crecca
 17 CanvasbackAythya valisineria
 18 RedheadAythya americana
 19 Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
 20 Greater ScaupAythya marila
 21 Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
 22 Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
 23 White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
 24 Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
 25 BuffleheadBucephala albeola
 26 Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
 27 Common MerganserMergus merganser
 28 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
 29 Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
New World Quails - 1 species 30 Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Grouse and Allies - 1 species 31 Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Grebes - 3 species 32 Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
 33 Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
 34 Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Doves - 3 species 35 Rock PigeonColumba livia
 36 Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
 37 Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Cuckoos & Anis - 2 species 38 Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
 39 Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Goatsuckers - 1 species 40 Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Swifts - 1 species 41 Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Hummingbirds - 1 species 42 Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Rails, Gallinules, & Coots - 1 species 43 American CootFulica americana
Cranes - 1 species 44 Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Plovers - 3 species 45 Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
 46 KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
 47 Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Sandpipers - 11 species 48 Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
 49 White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
 50 Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
 51 Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
 52 Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
 53 American WoodcockScolopax minor
 54 Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
 55 Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
 56 Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
 57 Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
 58 Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Gulls & Terns - 7 species 59 Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
 60 Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
 61 Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
 62 Herring GullLarus argentatus
 63 Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
 64 Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
 65 Black TernChlidonias niger
Loons - 1 species 66 Common LoonGavia immer
Storks - 1 species 67 Wood StorkMycteria americana
Cormorants - 1 species 68 Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum
Bitterns, Herons, & Allies - 6 species 69 American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
 70 Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
 71 Great EgretArdea alba
 72 Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
 73 Green HeronButorides virescens
 74 Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Ibises & Spoonbills - 2 species 75 White IbisEudocimus albus
 76 Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
New World Vultures - 2 species 77 Black VultureCoragyps atratus
 78 Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Osprey - 1 species 79 OspreyPandion haliaetus
Kites, Eagles, & Hawks - 8 species 80 Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
 81 Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
 82 Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
 83 Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
 84 Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
 85 Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
 86 Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
 87 Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Barn-Owls - 1 species 88 Barn OwlTyto alba
Owls - 5 species 89 Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asio
 90 Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
 91 Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
 92 Barred OwlStrix varia
 93 Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Kingfishers - 1 species 94 Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers - 7 species 95 Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
 96 Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
 97 Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
 98 Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
 99 Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
 100 Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
 101 Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Falcons - 3 species 102 American KestrelFalco sparverius
 103 MerlinFalco columbarius
 104 Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Tyrant Flycatchers - 7 species 105 Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
 106 Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
 107 Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
 108 Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
 109 Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
 110 Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
 111 Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Vireos - 5 species 112 White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
 113 Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
 114 Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
 115 Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
 116 Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Shrikes - 1 species 117 Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Jays, Crows, & Ravens - 4 species 118 Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
 119 American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
 120 Fish CrowCorvus ossifragus
 121 Common RavenCorvus corax
Chickadees & Titmice - 2 species 122 Carolina ChickadeePoecile carolinensis
 123 Tufted TitmouseBaeolophus bicolor
Larks - 1 species 124 Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Swallows - 5 species 125 Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
 126 Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
 127 Purple MartinProgne subis
 128 Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
 129 Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Kinglets - 2 species 130 Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
 131 Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Waxwings - 1 species 132 Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum
Nuthatches - 3 species 133 Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
 134 White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
 135 Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusilla
Treecreepers - 1 species 136 Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Gnatcatchers - 1 species 137 Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Wrens - 3 species 138 House WrenTroglodytes aedon
 139 Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
 140 Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Mockingbirds & Thrashers - 3 species 141 Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
 142 Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
 143 Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Starlings - 1 species 144 European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Thrushes - 7 species 145 Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
 146 VeeryCatharus fuscescens
 147 Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
 148 Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
 149 Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
 150 Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
 151 American RobinTurdus migratorius
Old World Sparrows - 1 species 152 House SparrowPasser domesticus
Wagtails & Pipits - 1 species 153 American PipitAnthus rubescens
Cardueline Finches & Allies - 4 species 154 House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
 155 Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
 156 Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
 157 American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
New World Sparrows & Allies - 14 species 158 Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
 159 Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
 160 Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
 161 Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
 162 American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
 163 Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
 164 White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
 165 White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
 166 Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
 167 Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
 168 Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
 169 Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
 170 Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
 171 Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 species 172 Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Blackbirds & Orioles - 8 species 173 BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
 174 Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
 175 Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
 176 Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
 177 Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
 178 Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
 179 Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
 180 Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Wood-Warblers - 30 species 181 OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
 182 Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
 183 Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
 184 Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
 185 Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
 186 Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
 187 Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
 188 Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
 189 Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
 190 Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
 191 Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
 192 Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
 193 American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
 194 Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
 195 Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
 196 Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
 197 Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
 198 Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
 199 Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
 200 Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
 201 Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
 202 Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
 203 Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
 204 Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
 205 Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
 206 Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
 207 Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica
 208 Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolor
 209 Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
 210 Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, & Allies - 7 species 211 Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
 212 Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
 213 Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
 214 Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
 215 Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
 216 Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
 217 Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea