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2006 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
Snow Goose 5,012       2      
Canada Goose 453       23      
Mute Swan 2       1      
Wood Duck 36       7      
Gadwall 19       4      
American Wigeon 75       1      
Mallard 325       38      
Northern Shoveler 21       5      
Northern Pintail 3       1      
Green-winged Teal 55       4      
Ring-necked Duck 9       2      
Bufflehead 13       3      
Common Goldeneye 9       1      
Hooded Merganser 117       15      
Common Merganser 9       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 7       2      
Common Loon 25       5      
Pied-billed Grebe 6       6      
Black-capped Petrel 1       1      
Northern Gannet 55       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 59       14      
Great Cormorant 2       1      
Brown Pelican 19       8      
Great Blue Heron 46       28      
Great Egret 12       11      
Snowy Egret 5       4      
Black Vulture 4       2      
Turkey Vulture 6       4      
Bald Eagle 3       3      
Northern Harrier 2       1      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3       3      
Cooper's Hawk 4       4      
Red-tailed Hawk 4       4      
American Kestrel 5       2      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
American Coot 2       1      
Killdeer 2       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 5       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 5       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 200       1      
Little Gull 2       1      
Laughing Gull 71       8      
Ring-billed Gull 145       23      
Herring Gull 346       21      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 19       7      
Forster's Tern 1       1      
Dovekie 2       1      
Razorbill 52       1      
Atlantic Puffin 2       1      
Rock Pigeon 159       30      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 736       145      
Barn Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 4       4      
Red-headed Woodpecker 2       2      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 47       45      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2       2      
Downy Woodpecker 59       43      
Hairy Woodpecker 12       7      
Northern Flicker 25       15      
Pileated Woodpecker 11       8      
Blue Jay 241       95      
American Crow 355       65      
Fish Crow 5       4      
Common Raven 16       5      
Carolina Chickadee 180       79      
Black-capped Chickadee 105       31      
Tufted Titmouse 117       58      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 17       6      
White-breasted Nuthatch 19       15      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 35       11      
Brown Creeper 11       9      
Carolina Wren 146       76      
House Wren 17       7      
Winter Wren 11       4      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14       2      
Eastern Bluebird 10       3      
American Robin 731       81      
Gray Catbird 9       5      
Northern Mockingbird 40       30      
Brown Thrasher 44       36      
European Starling 556       58      
Cedar Waxwing 49       5      
Pine Warbler 22       11      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 118       50      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       3      
Eastern Towhee 57       33      
American Tree Sparrow 10       3      
Chipping Sparrow 37       11      
Field Sparrow 32       5      
Seaside Sparrow 6       3      
Fox Sparrow 51       6      
Song Sparrow 62       26      
Swamp Sparrow 21       2      
White-throated Sparrow 274       69      
White-crowned Sparrow 13       3      
Dark-eyed Junco 376       83      
Northern Cardinal 312       135      
Red-winged Blackbird 382       61      
Eastern Meadowlark 1       1      
Rusty Blackbird 75       4      
Common Grackle 1,786       93      
Boat-tailed Grackle 88       8      
Brown-headed Cowbird 254       30      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 67       18      
House Finch 399       81      
Pine Siskin 2       1      
American Goldfinch 207       45      
House Sparrow 137       29      
Total 15,867             

A total of 112 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

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