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2012 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 2       1      
Brant 17       1      
Canada Goose 589       73      
Tundra Swan 30       1      
Wood Duck 78       10      
Gadwall 151       10      
American Wigeon 135       16      
American Black Duck 10       3      
Mallard 829       73      
Northern Shoveler 144       20      
Northern Pintail 1       1      
Green-winged Teal 10       2      
Canvasback 1       1      
Ring-necked Duck 9       4      
Lesser Scaup 8       1      
Surf Scoter 93       6      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Black Scoter 16       3      
Long-tailed Duck 8       1      
Bufflehead 199       24      
Hooded Merganser 141       28      
Common Merganser 61       3      
Red-breasted Merganser 101       11      
Ruddy Duck 2       1      
Ring-necked Pheasant 1       1      
Red-throated Loon 21       2      
Common Loon 14       5      
Pied-billed Grebe 24       15      
Northern Gannet 11,010       7      
Double-crested Cormorant 699       57      
Great Cormorant 26       6      
Anhinga 6       2      
Brown Pelican 228       24      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 97       51      
Great Egret 64       29      
Snowy Egret 15       4      
Little Blue Heron 3       3      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2       2      
Black Vulture 57       14      
Turkey Vulture 63       25      
Osprey 2       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5       5      
Cooper's Hawk 15       14      
Bald Eagle 26       17      
Red-shouldered Hawk 3       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 10       9      
American Coot 38       7      
Killdeer 7       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 26       3      
Sanderling 129       4      
Purple Sandpiper 26       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 10       2      
Laughing Gull 52       11      
Ring-billed Gull 1,479       51      
Herring Gull 971       30      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 18       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 323       15      
Forster's Tern 10       2      
Rock Pigeon 171       20      
Mourning Dove 473       121      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 20       18      
Red-headed Woodpecker 2       2      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 95       72      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3       3      
Downy Woodpecker 101       62      
Hairy Woodpecker 4       3      
Northern Flicker 18       13      
Pileated Woodpecker 18       16      
Blue Jay 213       81      
American Crow 571       95      
Fish Crow 72       11      
Carolina Chickadee 394       146      
Tufted Titmouse 200       89      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 29       22      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 9       7      
House Wren 33       8      
Marsh Wren 1       1      
Carolina Wren 124       76      
Eastern Bluebird 12       7      
Hermit Thrush 5       2      
American Robin 1,005       99      
Gray Catbird 3       3      
Northern Mockingbird 71       41      
Brown Thrasher 29       20      
European Starling 1,099       68      
Cedar Waxwing 29       2      
Snow Bunting 4       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Pine Warbler 18       9      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 246       55      
Eastern Towhee 37       24      
American Tree Sparrow 9       1      
Chipping Sparrow 55       13      
Field Sparrow 4       2      
Savannah Sparrow 8       3      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 5       2      
Seaside Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 4       2      
Song Sparrow 89       45      
Swamp Sparrow 3       1      
White-throated Sparrow 183       58      
White-crowned Sparrow 19       4      
Dark-eyed Junco 175       59      
Northern Cardinal 359       145      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 738       63      
Rusty Blackbird 20       5      
Common Grackle 774       81      
Boat-tailed Grackle 35       3      
Brown-headed Cowbird 125       22      
Purple Finch 54       21      
House Finch 492       89      
Common Redpoll 2       1      
Pine Siskin 7       5      
American Goldfinch 153       35      
House Sparrow 54       20      
Total 26,602             

A total of 122 species were reported.

See a summary for Virginia.

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