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2003 Results: Virginia Beach, 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 236       35      
Wood Duck 17       5      
Gadwall 29       4      
American Wigeon 52       3      
American Black Duck 50       8      
Mallard 709       60      
Northern Shoveler 47       6      
Northern Pintail 40       1      
Green-winged Teal 6       1      
Redhead 2       1      
Ring-necked Duck 65       7      
Greater Scaup 612       4      
Lesser Scaup 3       1      
Harlequin Duck 4       2      
Surf Scoter 67       5      
White-winged Scoter 4       1      
Black Scoter 86       4      
Long-tailed Duck 11       1      
Bufflehead 62       13      
Hooded Merganser 114       28      
Red-breasted Merganser 140       10      
Ruddy Duck 11       4      
Red-throated Loon 117       7      
Common Loon 8       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 6       3      
Northern Gannet 72       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 120       31      
Great Cormorant 24       5      
Brown Pelican 19       11      
Great Blue Heron 57       36      
Great Egret 28       9      
Snowy Egret 9       6      
White Ibis 6       1      
Black Vulture 1       1      
Turkey Vulture 11       6      
Osprey 2       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7       7      
Red-shouldered Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 5       5      
American Kestrel 2       2      
American Coot 6       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 14       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 28       2      
Sanderling 3       2      
Purple Sandpiper 19       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 31       6      
Laughing Gull 25       8      
Ring-billed Gull 350       35      
Herring Gull 635       27      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 66       11      
Forster's Tern 2       2      
Razorbill 4       1      
Rock Pigeon 603       30      
Mourning Dove 1,298       203      
Eastern Screech-Owl 3       3      
Belted Kingfisher 13       11      
Red-headed Woodpecker 1       1      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 98       86      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3       3      
Downy Woodpecker 152       96      
Hairy Woodpecker 6       6      
Northern Flicker 26       22      
Pileated Woodpecker 16       12      
Blue Jay 406       155      
American Crow 490       92      
Fish Crow 9       6      
Carolina Chickadee 387       156      
Black-capped Chickadee 11       7      
Tufted Titmouse 206       104      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2       2      
White-breasted Nuthatch 11       9      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 21       13      
Brown Creeper 5       5      
Carolina Wren 252       150      
Winter Wren 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4       4      
Eastern Bluebird 22       11      
Hermit Thrush 2       2      
American Robin 895       108      
Gray Catbird 9       4      
Northern Mockingbird 85       69      
Brown Thrasher 82       72      
European Starling 1,439       108      
American Pipit 2       1      
Cedar Waxwing 370       11      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 18       15      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 155       72      
Eastern Towhee 52       35      
Chipping Sparrow 6       1      
Savannah Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 7       6      
Song Sparrow 153       64      
Swamp Sparrow 25       2      
White-throated Sparrow 581       102      
Dark-eyed Junco 419       87      
Summer Tanager 3       3      
Northern Cardinal 517       194      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 502       73      
Rusty Blackbird 5       1      
Common Grackle 2,543       127      
Boat-tailed Grackle 66       6      
Brown-headed Cowbird 358       38      
Baltimore Oriole 5       5      
Purple Finch 58       12      
House Finch 763       132      
American Goldfinch 522       81      
House Sparrow 129       42      
Total 17,876             

A total of 110 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

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