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1999 Results: Virginia

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 351       10      
Canada Goose 6,744       250      
Mute Swan 29       7      
Tundra Swan 577       12      
Wood Duck 215       48      
Gadwall 86       9      
American Wigeon 367       29      
American Black Duck 150       28      
Mallard 3,580       343      
Northern Pintail 6       4      
Green-winged Teal 49       5      
Canvasback 386       10      
Ring-necked Duck 1,253       29      
Lesser Scaup 581       6      
Bufflehead 593       56      
Common Goldeneye 58       4      
Hooded Merganser 581       78      
Common Merganser 100       13      
Red-breasted Merganser 600       30      
Ruddy Duck 614       12      
Northern Bobwhite 23       7      
Wild Turkey 264       20      
Common Loon 44       13      
Pied-billed Grebe 52       24      
Horned Grebe 18       8      
Double-crested Cormorant 497       87      
Brown Pelican 3       2      
Great Blue Heron 280       185      
Black Vulture 163       61      
Turkey Vulture 889       268      
Bald Eagle 87       36      
Northern Harrier 10       5      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 74       72      
Cooper's Hawk 50       38      
Red-shouldered Hawk 95       68      
Red-tailed Hawk 195       153      
American Kestrel 46       37      
American Coot 533       38      
Killdeer 88       39      
Common Snipe 2       2      
American Woodcock 6       6      
Ring-billed Gull 3,272       141      
Herring Gull 3,714       144      
Great Black-backed Gull 109       29      
Rock Pigeon 871       125      
Mourning Dove 9,027       1,700      
Eastern Screech-Owl 6       6      
Great Horned Owl 10       10      
Barred Owl 8       7      
Belted Kingfisher 110       97      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,138       836      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 98       80      
Downy Woodpecker 1,485       906      
Hairy Woodpecker 180       134      
Northern Flicker 337       206      
Pileated Woodpecker 195       144      
Eastern Phoebe 16       11      
Blue Jay 2,529       1,024      
American Crow 17,035       1,042      
Fish Crow 136       30      
Common Raven 4       1      
Carolina Chickadee 2,890       1,003      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,186       666      
Tufted Titmouse 3,574       1,329      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 52       34      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,023       560      
Brown Creeper 67       51      
Carolina Wren 1,734       950      
Winter Wren 51       27      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 29       15      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 61       39      
Eastern Bluebird 862       268      
Hermit Thrush 45       37      
American Robin 5,498       702      
Gray Catbird 25       20      
Northern Mockingbird 642       490      
Brown Thrasher 219       178      
European Starling 9,306       700      
Cedar Waxwing 2,190       109      
Snow Bunting 2       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 819       267      
Eastern Towhee 220       130      
American Tree Sparrow 768       105      
Chipping Sparrow 296       62      
Field Sparrow 586       113      
Savannah Sparrow 17       7      
Fox Sparrow 340       112      
Song Sparrow 1,026       391      
Swamp Sparrow 46       11      
White-throated Sparrow 2,957       619      
White-crowned Sparrow 185       38      
Dark-eyed Junco 8,521       1,198      
Northern Cardinal 5,106       1,601      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,638       451      
Eastern Meadowlark 27       11      
Rusty Blackbird 295       23      
Common Grackle 17,931       801      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,677       195      
Purple Finch 1,230       312      
House Finch 5,112       1,009      
Pine Siskin 260       48      
American Goldfinch 5,579       761      
Evening Grosbeak 11       5      
House Sparrow 3,055       472      
Total 150,777             

A total of 104 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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