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2008 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 305       2      
Canada Goose 567       65      
Tundra Swan 4       2      
Wood Duck 31       11      
Gadwall 60       9      
American Wigeon 143       10      
American Black Duck 2       1      
Mallard 797       78      
Northern Shoveler 237       14      
Northern Pintail 3       1      
Green-winged Teal 2       1      
Ring-necked Duck 193       12      
Greater Scaup 169       2      
Lesser Scaup 470       1      
Harlequin Duck 5       2      
Surf Scoter 2       2      
Black Scoter 1       1      
Long-tailed Duck 4       1      
Bufflehead 231       22      
Common Goldeneye 1       1      
Hooded Merganser 163       32      
Common Merganser 20       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 233       11      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 32       13      
Pied-billed Grebe 18       14      
Northern Gannet 126       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,131       44      
Great Cormorant 6       4      
Brown Pelican 114       27      
Great Blue Heron 79       51      
Great Egret 67       30      
Snowy Egret 13       10      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Black Vulture 45       14      
Turkey Vulture 111       37      
Osprey 3       3      
Bald Eagle 4       4      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10       9      
Cooper's Hawk 8       8      
Red-tailed Hawk 20       19      
American Kestrel 2       1      
American Coot 38       4      
Killdeer 2       2      
American Oystercatcher 15       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 14       2      
Sanderling 112       3      
Dunlin 5       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 184       13      
Laughing Gull 69       10      
Ring-billed Gull 2,219       45      
Herring Gull 422       30      
Great Black-backed Gull 194       15      
Forster's Tern 46       6      
Rock Pigeon 304       35      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2       1      
Mourning Dove 773       181      
Great Horned Owl 2       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4       4      
Belted Kingfisher 19       17      
Red-headed Woodpecker 9       4      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 57       47      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 14       12      
Downy Woodpecker 100       62      
Hairy Woodpecker 18       14      
Northern Flicker 26       15      
Pileated Woodpecker 17       13      
Blue-headed Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 244       106      
American Crow 625       92      
Fish Crow 30       9      
Common Raven 6       1      
Tree Swallow 11       2      
Carolina Chickadee 392       116      
Black-capped Chickadee 4       2      
Tufted Titmouse 183       90      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 77       34      
White-breasted Nuthatch 22       19      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 21       15      
Brown Creeper 7       4      
Carolina Wren 180       100      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15       8      
Eastern Bluebird 8       5      
American Robin 1,267       123      
Gray Catbird 5       3      
Northern Mockingbird 73       57      
Brown Thrasher 23       19      
European Starling 1,035       74      
Cedar Waxwing 2       2      
Pine Warbler 25       18      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 134       55      
Eastern Towhee 34       14      
Chipping Sparrow 19       8      
Field Sparrow 14       4      
Savannah Sparrow 10       2      
Seaside Sparrow 13       5      
Fox Sparrow 5       3      
Song Sparrow 57       32      
Swamp Sparrow 3       2      
White-throated Sparrow 238       74      
White-crowned Sparrow 12       3      
Dark-eyed Junco 217       59      
Northern Cardinal 339       147      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,560       93      
Rusty Blackbird 149       5      
Common Grackle 3,685       125      
Boat-tailed Grackle 46       6      
Brown-headed Cowbird 576       37      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 42       14      
House Finch 465       107      
Pine Siskin 24       7      
American Goldfinch 654       100      
House Sparrow 110       27      
Total 24,764             

A total of 115 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

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