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2008 Results: Fairfax, 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 272       12      
Wood Duck 2       1      
Mallard 10       3      
Hooded Merganser 30       1      
Great Blue Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 7       4      
Turkey Vulture 17       9      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2       2      
Cooper's Hawk 2       2      
Red-shouldered Hawk 6       5      
Red-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 6       1      
Rock Pigeon 2       1      
Mourning Dove 242       46      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 46       36      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1       1      
Downy Woodpecker 74       49      
Hairy Woodpecker 13       10      
Northern Flicker 6       5      
Pileated Woodpecker 10       9      
Blue Jay 92       40      
American Crow 86       26      
Carolina Chickadee 121       56      
Tufted Titmouse 116       54      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 11       9      
White-breasted Nuthatch 77       48      
Brown Creeper 1       1      
Carolina Wren 48       36      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Eastern Bluebird 13       6      
Hermit Thrush 2       2      
American Robin 256       35      
Northern Mockingbird 6       6      
Brown Thrasher 2       2      
European Starling 169       27      
Cedar Waxwing 16       4      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5       2      
Eastern Towhee 9       7      
Chipping Sparrow 6       3      
Field Sparrow 2       1      
Savannah Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 1       1      
Song Sparrow 50       23      
White-throated Sparrow 78       27      
Dark-eyed Junco 140       32      
Northern Cardinal 196       57      
Red-winged Blackbird 58       7      
Common Grackle 90       18      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5       3      
Purple Finch 13       6      
House Finch 183       49      
American Goldfinch 155       30      
House Sparrow 172       28      
Total 2,934             

A total of 55 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

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