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2000 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 2,182       19      
Brant 100       1      
Canada Goose 11,322       567      
Mute Swan 84       21      
Tundra Swan 967       24      
Wood Duck 275       59      
Gadwall 162       27      
American Wigeon 780       56      
American Black Duck 457       48      
Mallard 3,995       432      
Northern Shoveler 149       26      
Northern Pintail 51       17      
Green-winged Teal 472       17      
Canvasback 930       29      
Redhead 76       15      
Ring-necked Duck 985       46      
Greater Scaup 44       4      
Lesser Scaup 4,654       64      
Surf Scoter 2       1      
Long-tailed Duck 12       5      
Bufflehead 2,096       126      
Common Goldeneye 48       9      
Hooded Merganser 567       100      
Common Merganser 169       18      
Red-breasted Merganser 313       26      
Ruddy Duck 1,357       43      
Northern Bobwhite 66       12      
Ring-necked Pheasant 18       8      
Ruffed Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 495       49      
Red-throated Loon 2       2      
Common Loon 48       25      
Pied-billed Grebe 126       49      
Horned Grebe 17       4      
Northern Gannet 12       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,076       82      
Great Cormorant 66       17      
Anhinga 1       1      
Brown Pelican 45       7      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 358       214      
Great Egret 14       9      
Snowy Egret 4       4      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3       1      
Black Vulture 338       87      
Turkey Vulture 2,241       494      
Osprey 33       20      
Bald Eagle 120       72      
Northern Harrier 42       28      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 106       100      
Cooper's Hawk 72       59      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 192       138      
Red-tailed Hawk 447       311      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
American Kestrel 70       57      
Merlin 12       11      
Peregrine Falcon 26       19      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
American Coot 663       48      
Sandhill Crane 1       1      
Killdeer 155       45      
Solitary Sandpiper 1       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 5       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 7       1      
Sanderling 5       1      
Purple Sandpiper 3       1      
Common Snipe 1       1      
American Woodcock 21       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 77       13      
Laughing Gull 344       42      
Ring-billed Gull 7,285       201      
Herring Gull 2,466       191      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 241       9      
Great Black-backed Gull 183       40      
Common Tern 19       2      
Black Skimmer 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 2,378       236      
Mourning Dove 11,762       2,384      
Eastern Screech-Owl 13       12      
Great Horned Owl 13       13      
Snowy Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 20       13      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 2       1      
Belted Kingfisher 96       74      
Red-headed Woodpecker 128       93      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,659       1,280      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 135       114      
Downy Woodpecker 2,184       1,380      
Hairy Woodpecker 343       260      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 466       296      
Pileated Woodpecker 345       239      
Eastern Phoebe 87       38      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 4,229       1,533      
American Crow 11,703       1,741      
Fish Crow 608       62      
Common Raven 5       2      
Purple Martin 20       3      
Tree Swallow 2       1      
Carolina Chickadee 5,610       1,845      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,709       722      
Tufted Titmouse 6,073       2,129      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 418       262      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,402       1,223      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 194       90      
Brown Creeper 154       125      
Carolina Wren 2,278       1,254      
House Wren 7       4      
Winter Wren 127       63      
Marsh Wren 38       14      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 41       17      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 72       37      
Eastern Bluebird 1,612       507      
Hermit Thrush 167       61      
American Robin 8,909       1,081      
Gray Catbird 87       43      
Northern Mockingbird 1,102       788      
Brown Thrasher 290       230      
European Starling 12,702       1,076      
American Pipit 8       2      
Cedar Waxwing 1,288       109      
Lapland Longspur 4       2      
Snow Bunting 59       9      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 7       2      
Pine Warbler 98       62      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,166       432      
Yellow-throated Warbler 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 292       169      
Bachman's Sparrow 9       1      
American Tree Sparrow 275       56      
Chipping Sparrow 287       104      
Field Sparrow 264       72      
Vesper Sparrow 3       1      
Savannah Sparrow 69       26      
Seaside Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 283       147      
Song Sparrow 2,632       724      
Swamp Sparrow 60       22      
White-throated Sparrow 4,903       1,004      
White-crowned Sparrow 480       99      
Dark-eyed Junco 11,777       1,826      
Scarlet Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 8,091       2,383      
Painted Bunting 7       3      
Dickcissel 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 5,974       372      
Eastern Meadowlark 149       26      
Rusty Blackbird 2,134       28      
Brewer's Blackbird 15       1      
Common Grackle 9,261       779      
Boat-tailed Grackle 227       43      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,208       199      
Orchard Oriole 3       2      
Baltimore Oriole 3       2      
Purple Finch 2,227       519      
House Finch 7,587       1,493      
Red Crossbill 1       1      
White-winged Crossbill 14       3      
Common Redpoll 2       1      
Pine Siskin 587       108      
American Goldfinch 10,678       1,478      
Evening Grosbeak 188       18      
House Sparrow 5,462       909      
Total 208,766             

A total of 169 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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