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2012 Results: Alexandria, Virginia

This town report includes all data submitted to the town and to all postal codes associated with the town.

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Canada Goose 1,205       30      
Tundra Swan 1       1      
Wood Duck 2       1      
Gadwall 2       1      
American Wigeon 8       5      
American Black Duck 3       2      
Mallard 443       17      
Northern Shoveler 41       9      
Northern Pintail 269       10      
Green-winged Teal 160       9      
Bufflehead 33       2      
Hooded Merganser 43       9      
Common Merganser 10       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 4       4      
Ruddy Duck 4       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 3       3      
Great Blue Heron 21       13      
Great Egret 5       5      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 11       6      
Turkey Vulture 21       13      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5       5      
Cooper's Hawk 11       11      
Bald Eagle 14       11      
Red-shouldered Hawk 20       9      
Red-tailed Hawk 11       7      
American Coot 1       1      
Killdeer 6       5      
Ring-billed Gull 442       13      
Great Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 9       2      
Mourning Dove 237       65      
Belted Kingfisher 13       11      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 74       45      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 83       52      
Hairy Woodpecker 16       13      
Northern Flicker 21       16      
Pileated Woodpecker 9       7      
Eastern Phoebe 1       1      
Blue Jay 70       34      
American Crow 463       50      
Fish Crow 316       12      
Tree Swallow 2       2      
Carolina Chickadee 194       68      
Tufted Titmouse 155       64      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 55       39      
Brown Creeper 5       5      
Winter Wren 3       3      
Carolina Wren 78       46      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 17       5      
American Robin 275       50      
Gray Catbird 1       1      
Northern Mockingbird 19       12      
Brown Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 363       34      
Cedar Waxwing 35       4      
Eastern Towhee 2       2      
American Tree Sparrow 3       1      
Chipping Sparrow 10       4      
Field Sparrow 2       2      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 115       42      
Swamp Sparrow 19       8      
White-throated Sparrow 156       37      
Dark-eyed Junco 177       34      
Northern Cardinal 294       77      
Red-winged Blackbird 182       23      
Rusty Blackbird 1       1      
Common Grackle 141       26      
Brown-headed Cowbird 3       1      
Purple Finch 10       3      
House Finch 147       47      
American Goldfinch 117       27      
House Sparrow 260       49      
Total 6,959             

A total of 77 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.