Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Birds of North Carolina - County Listing
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Rockingham - 214 species

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