Birding


Species Seen Along the Rockfish Valley Trail

Species

Peak Count

Sp

Su

F

W

Canada Goose*

79

C

C

C

C

Wood Duck*

6

U

U

O

 

Gadwall

1

R

 

 

 

Mallard

1

 

R

 

 

Bufflehead

1

 

 

 

Blue-winged Teal

1

R

 

 

 

Northern Pintail

2

 

 

 

R

Green-winged Teal

8

 

 

R

 

Common Merganser

1

R

 

 

 

American Wigeon

3

R

Hooded Merganser

1

R

 

 

 

Ruffed Grouse

1

R

 

R

 

Wild Turkey*

5

O

R

R

R

Virginia Rail

1

R

Northern Bobwhite*

6

R

R

R

R

American Coot

1

 

 

 

Double-crested Cormorant

37

 

 

R

 

American Bittern

1

R

 

 

 

Great Blue Heron

4

U

U

U

U

Great Egret

2

R

 

R

 

Cattle Egret

1

R

 

 

 

Green Heron*

3

U

F

F

 

Black-crowned Night-Heron

1

 

 

O

 

Black Vulture

60

C

C

C

A

Turkey Vulture

75

C

C

A

A

Osprey

1

O

 

 

 

Bald Eagle

1

 

 

R

 

Northern Harrier

1

U

 

U

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk

2

O

 

U

U

Cooper's Hawk*

3

U

U

U

U

Red-shouldered Hawk**

4

U

O

F

U

Broad-winged Hawk**

8

U

O

U

 

Red-tailed Hawk**

5

U

U

U

C

American Kestrel

2

O

 

O

O

Merlin

1

R

 

R

 

Peregrine Falcon

1

R

 

R

 

Killdeer

10

O

O

O

O

Solitary Sandpiper

1

 

 

R

 

Spotted Sandpiper

1

O

 

 

 

Wilson's Snipe

3

R

 

R

R

American Woodcock

1

O

 

 

 

Ring-billed Gull

3

 

 

 

R

Rock Pigeon*

35

C

C

C

C

Mourning Dove*

41

C

C

C

C

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

1

O

R

 

 

Black-billed Cuckoo

1

O

 

 

 

Eastern Screech-Owl**

3

U

U

U

U

Great Horned Owl

1

U

 

 

U

Barred Owl

1

 

 

R

R

Long-eared Owl

1

R

 

 

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl

1

 

 

R

 

Common Nighthawk

1

O

 

 

 

Whip-poor-will

1

O

 

 

 

Chimney Swift

6

U

U

O

 

Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird

1

 

 

R

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird*

27

U

A

A

 

Belted Kingfisher*

6

F

F

F

U

Red-headed Woodpecker

1

R

 

 

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker*

15

C

C

C

C

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

7

O

 

F

C

Downy Woodpecker*

8

F

F

F

C

Hairy Woodpecker**

5

U

U

O

U

Northern Flicker*

8

F

F

F

C

Pileated Woodpecker*

11

C

F

F

C

Olive-sided Flycatcher

1

O

 

O

 

Eastern Wood-Pewee*

13

F

F

F

 

Acadian Flycatcher

2

U

R

C

 

Alder Flycatcher

1

 

 

R

 

Willow Flyactcher

1

O

 

U

 

Least Flycatcher

1

O

 

 

 

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

1

 

 

 

Eastern Phoebe*

14

F

C

A

U

Great Crested Flycatcher

3

O

R

 

 

Eastern Kingbird*

9

C

C

U

 

Western Kingbird

1

 

 

 

Loggerhead Shrike

1

 

 

 

R

White-eyed Vireo*

5

F

C

U

 

Yellow-throated Vireo

3

O

 

R

 

Blue-headed Vireo

1

R

R

 

 

Warbling Vireo

2

O

 

O

 

Philadelphia Vireo

1

R

 

 

 

Red-eyed Vireo*

40

A

C

C

 

Blue Jay*

234

A

C

A

F

American Crow*

210

A

A

A

A

Fish Crow

9

U

O

O

O

Common Raven

3

U

U

U

U

Horned Lark

1

R

 

R

 

Purple Martin

1

R

 

 

 

Tree Swallow*

44

A

A

U

 

Northern Rough-winged Swallow*

28

A

A

 

 

Bank Swallow

6

O

O

 

 

Cliff Swallow*

4

R

R

 

 

Barn Swallow*

58

A

A

U

 

Carolina Chickadee*

30

C

C

C

C

Black-capped Chickadee

6

 

 

 

R

Tufted Titmouse*

30

C

C

C

C

Red-breasted Nuthatch

1

 

 

 

R

White-breasted Nuthatch*

4

F

O

O

U

Brown Creeper

1

 

 

 

R

Carolina Wren*

21

A

C

C

C

House Wren*

4

U

U

U

 

Winter Wren

4

 

 

 

U

Golden-crowned Kinglet

20

O

 

 

U

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

25

U

 

O

C

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*

24

C

F

F

 

Eastern Bluebird*

100

A

A

A

A

Grey-cheeked Thrush

1

R

 

 

 

Swainson's Thrush

1

R

 

 

 

Hermit Thrush

2

R

 

 

U

Wood Thrush*

13

U

O

 

 

American Robin*

1662

C

U

U

C

Gray Catbird*

21

F

F

C

R

Northern Mockingbird*

9

C

C

C

C

Brown Thrasher*

8

F

F

U

R

European Starling*

85

C

C

A

A

American Pipit

21

 

 

R

R

Cedar Waxwing**

248

A

A

A

A

Blue-winged Warbler

1

R

R

R

 

Golden-winged Warbler

1

R

 

 

 

Tennessee Warbler

1

U

 

R

 

Connecticut Warbler

1

 

 

R

 

Orange-crowned Warbler

1

 

 

R

 

Nashville Warbler

2

U

 

C

 

Northern Parula

4

U

 

F

 

Yellow Warbler*

7

C

U

F

 

Chestnut-sided Warbler

1

O

 

U

 

Magnolia Warbler

3

U

 

U

 

Cape May Warbler

2

O

 

 

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler

5

U

 

O

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

80

F

 

A

C

Black-throated Green Warbler

1

O

 

U

 

Blackburnian Warbler

1

R

 

 

 

Yellow-throated Warbler

1

R

 

 

R

Pine Warbler

2

U

 

U

U

Prairie Warbler

9

 

O

U

 

Palm Warbler

45

F

 

A

 

Bay-breasted Warbler

2

O

 

O

 

Blackpoll Warbler

8

F

 

U

 

Cerulean Warbler

1

R

 

 

 

Black-and-white Warbler

2

U

 

O

 

American Redstart**

5

U

U

F

 

Prothonotary Warbler

1

 

 

R

 

Worm-eating Warbler*

6

F

F

O

 

Ovenbird

1

R

 

 

 

Northern Waterthrush

2

O

R

U

 

Louisiana Waterthrush*

2

F

U

O

 

Kentucky Warbler

2

O

 

O

 

Mourning Warbler

1

R

 

O

 

Common Yellowthroat*

7

C

C

C

 

Hooded Warbler

1

O

 

 

 

Wilson's Warbler

1

O

 

R

 

Canada Warbler

4

 

 

U

 

Yellow-breasted Chat*

3

C

F

 

 

Summer Tanager

1

O

 

 

 

Scarlet Tanager

16

F

 

O

 

Eastern Towhee*

11

C

F

F

F

American Tree Sparrow

1

 

 

 

R

Chipping Sparrow*

22

A

C

C

O

Clay-colored Sparrow

1

 

 

R

 

Field Sparrow*

76

A

A

A

A

Vesper Sparrow

1

U

O

U

R

Savannah Sparrow

9

F

O

U

U

Grasshopper Sparrow*

5

F

R

U

 

Fox Sparrow

3

R

 

O

U

Song Sparrow*

345

A

C

A

A

Lincoln's Sparrow

11

O

 

F

R

Swamp Sparrow

27

U

 

F

O

White-throated Sparrow

75

C

 

C

A

White-crowned Sparrow

14

O

 

F

O

Dark-eyed Junco

200

U

 

A

A

Northern Cardinal*

31

A

A

A

A

Rose-breasted Grosbeak*

2

O

O

O

 

Blue Grosbeak*

34

F

F

F

 

Indigo Bunting*

38

A

A

C

 

Dickcissel

2

R

 

 

 

Bobolink

30

R

 

R

 

Red-winged Blackbird*

306

C

C

O

R

Eastern Meadowlark*

36

A

A

F

R

Rusty Blackbird

7

O

 

O

 

Common Grackle*

540

A

C

C

O

Brown-headed Cowbird*

50

U

U

U

O

Orchard Oriole*

45

C

C

U

 

Baltimore Oriole*

4

C

U

U

 

Purple Finch

9

U

 

U

U

House Finch*

21

F

U

U

F

White-winged Crossbill

1

 

 

 

R

Pine Siskin

18

O

 

U

F

American Goldfinch*

200

C

C

A

A

House Sparrow*

27

O

O

O

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Species: 189

 

 

 

 

 

*Breeders: 60

 

 

 

 

 

**Presumed Breeders: 7

 

 

 

 

 

A - Abundant - Seen in numbers on almost every outing

 

C - Common - Likely to be seen or heard

 

 

 

 

F - Fairly Common - Frequently seen or head

 

 

 

 

U - Uncommon - Present but not commonly seen

 

 

 

O - Occasional - Presumed to be seen annually in season

 

Rare - Rare - Only a few records in season, not annual