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2004 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 2,740       10      
Brant 97       5      
Canada Goose 10,937       261      
Mute Swan 39       13      
Tundra Swan 492       15      
Wood Duck 138       11      
Gadwall 118       8      
American Wigeon 111       16      
American Black Duck 128       16      
Mallard 2,134       178      
Northern Shoveler 185       12      
Northern Pintail 94       9      
Green-winged Teal 80       11      
Canvasback 2,665       9      
Redhead 28       9      
Ring-necked Duck 423       22      
Greater Scaup 2,681       9      
Lesser Scaup 751       15      
Common Eider 11       3      
Harlequin Duck 8       2      
Surf Scoter 32,902       5      
White-winged Scoter 112       5      
Black Scoter 27,919       4      
Long-tailed Duck 32       4      
Bufflehead 668       49      
Common Goldeneye 58       8      
Hooded Merganser 319       55      
Common Merganser 265       10      
Red-breasted Merganser 450       15      
Ruddy Duck 204       11      
Northern Bobwhite 10       5      
Ring-necked Pheasant 2       2      
Ruffed Grouse 6       3      
Wild Turkey 466       37      
Red-throated Loon 152       3      
Common Loon 51       21      
Pied-billed Grebe 19       15      
Horned Grebe 24       2      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Northern Gannet 19       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 399       52      
Great Cormorant 82       5      
Brown Pelican 54       12      
Great Blue Heron 173       111      
Great Egret 29       20      
Snowy Egret 11       5      
Little Blue Heron 1       1      
Tricolored Heron 3       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       1      
Black Vulture 607       73      
Turkey Vulture 1,191       242      
Osprey 2       2      
Bald Eagle 84       44      
Northern Harrier 39       23      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 58       54      
Cooper's Hawk 50       42      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 71       48      
Red-tailed Hawk 275       134      
Rough-legged Hawk 12       5      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 82       49      
Merlin 2       1      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
American Coot 141       14      
Killdeer 67       21      
American Oystercatcher 4       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 41       3      
Willet 3       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 19       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 30       5      
Sanderling 8       2      
Purple Sandpiper 22       4      
Dunlin 1       1      
Wilson's Snipe 48       4      
American Woodcock 4       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 63       5      
Laughing Gull 144       16      
Ring-billed Gull 10,692       119      
Herring Gull 1,795       86      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 11       2      
Glaucous Gull 28       6      
Great Black-backed Gull 64       13      
Razorbill 18       1      
Rock Pigeon 1,659       118      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 7,430       1,215      
Barn Owl 4       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 12       10      
Great Horned Owl 15       12      
Barred Owl 10       8      
Short-eared Owl 12       3      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4       4      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 47       38      
Red-headed Woodpecker 39       31      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,008       755      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 117       98      
Downy Woodpecker 1,321       824      
Hairy Woodpecker 161       115      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 2       2      
Northern Flicker 249       143      
Pileated Woodpecker 156       125      
Eastern Phoebe 20       17      
Blue Jay 2,329       768      
American Crow 3,620       638      
Fish Crow 130       19      
Common Raven 36       14      
Horned Lark 50       4      
Carolina Chickadee 2,709       981      
Black-capped Chickadee 465       157      
Tufted Titmouse 2,338       941      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 15       12      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,164       641      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 41       30      
Brown Creeper 68       53      
Carolina Wren 1,265       719      
House Wren 56       22      
Winter Wren 6       6      
Marsh Wren 2       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 77       27      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 79       57      
Eastern Bluebird 637       188      
Hermit Thrush 34       28      
American Robin 7,940       420      
Gray Catbird 17       10      
Northern Mockingbird 609       428      
Brown Thrasher 117       102      
European Starling 9,856       595      
American Pipit 100       4      
Cedar Waxwing 1,515       58      
Lapland Longspur 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 3       2      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Pine Warbler 56       39      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 603       255      
Eastern Towhee 243       142      
American Tree Sparrow 178       41      
Chipping Sparrow 252       65      
Field Sparrow 257       68      
Vesper Sparrow 9       2      
Savannah Sparrow 28       12      
Seaside Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 125       57      
Song Sparrow 1,753       527      
Lincoln's Sparrow 1       1      
Swamp Sparrow 22       13      
White-throated Sparrow 4,116       694      
White-crowned Sparrow 563       70      
Dark-eyed Junco 8,365       1,055      
Northern Cardinal 5,286       1,268      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,164       140      
Eastern Meadowlark 107       19      
Rusty Blackbird 114       7      
Common Grackle 10,680       297      
Boat-tailed Grackle 178       16      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,022       65      
Baltimore Oriole 5       4      
Purple Finch 1,268       226      
House Finch 3,601       754      
Red Crossbill 2       2      
Common Redpoll 2       2      
Pine Siskin 74       36      
American Goldfinch 7,767       840      
House Sparrow 2,836       429      
Total 203,204             

A total of 165 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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