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2005 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 1       1      
Snow Goose 1,915       13      
Brant 2       1      
Canada Goose 16,556       419      
Mute Swan 100       21      
Tundra Swan 1,129       24      
Wood Duck 280       31      
Gadwall 294       23      
American Wigeon 242       15      
American Black Duck 189       25      
Mallard 2,910       259      
Blue-winged Teal 2       1      
Northern Shoveler 77       10      
Northern Pintail 191       14      
Green-winged Teal 185       18      
Canvasback 201       8      
Redhead 101       5      
Ring-necked Duck 566       22      
Greater Scaup 378       7      
Lesser Scaup 3,217       37      
Harlequin Duck 5       2      
Surf Scoter 277       8      
White-winged Scoter 3       2      
Black Scoter 43       4      
Long-tailed Duck 47       4      
Bufflehead 1,481       103      
Common Goldeneye 5       3      
Hooded Merganser 527       98      
Common Merganser 422       44      
Red-breasted Merganser 992       36      
Ruddy Duck 1,859       21      
Northern Bobwhite 27       7      
Ruffed Grouse 4       3      
Wild Turkey 523       58      
Red-throated Loon 43       7      
Common Loon 129       60      
Pied-billed Grebe 42       22      
Horned Grebe 12       9      
Red-necked Grebe 1       1      
Northern Gannet 18       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 762       69      
Great Cormorant 74       12      
Brown Pelican 66       18      
American Bittern 3       1      
Great Blue Heron 270       184      
Great Egret 61       26      
Snowy Egret 15       5      
Little Blue Heron 8       7      
Tricolored Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4       4      
Black Vulture 668       151      
Turkey Vulture 1,521       428      
Osprey 4       4      
Bald Eagle 151       86      
Northern Harrier 24       23      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 96       90      
Cooper's Hawk 110       101      
Northern Goshawk 8       4      
Red-shouldered Hawk 205       146      
Red-tailed Hawk 360       244      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
Golden Eagle 2       1      
American Kestrel 75       55      
Merlin 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
King Rail 1       1      
Virginia Rail 5       1      
American Coot 241       16      
Killdeer 124       47      
American Oystercatcher 24       4      
Greater Yellowlegs 15       2      
Willet 200       1      
Whimbrel 3       1      
Marbled Godwit 30       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 61       5      
Red Knot 21       1      
Sanderling 129       2      
Purple Sandpiper 17       3      
Dunlin 1,982       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 45       1      
Wilson's Snipe 35       2      
American Woodcock 16       11      
Bonaparte's Gull 6       3      
Laughing Gull 302       23      
Ring-billed Gull 11,274       219      
Herring Gull 2,176       116      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 87       8      
Glaucous Gull 11       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 297       31      
Forster's Tern 69       9      
Razorbill 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 2,066       152      
Mourning Dove 10,385       1,754      
Barn Owl 4       3      
Eastern Screech-Owl 9       7      
Great Horned Owl 23       20      
Barred Owl 31       20      
Long-eared Owl 1       1      
Short-eared Owl 11       3      
Belted Kingfisher 76       69      
Red-headed Woodpecker 121       98      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,644       1,187      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 108       97      
Downy Woodpecker 1,873       1,122      
Hairy Woodpecker 298       216      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 2       2      
Northern Flicker 464       275      
Pileated Woodpecker 304       220      
Eastern Phoebe 24       19      
Loggerhead Shrike 2       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 2       2      
Blue Jay 3,335       1,061      
American Crow 7,775       935      
Fish Crow 302       54      
Common Raven 62       26      
Horned Lark 11       3      
Tree Swallow 72       9      
Carolina Chickadee 3,243       1,269      
Black-capped Chickadee 1,438       488      
Tufted Titmouse 3,765       1,467      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 188       133      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,778       967      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 118       75      
Brown Creeper 126       105      
Carolina Wren 1,979       1,136      
House Wren 314       114      
Winter Wren 65       38      
Marsh Wren 9       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 140       52      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 99       82      
Eastern Bluebird 1,257       409      
Hermit Thrush 58       51      
American Robin 6,339       659      
Gray Catbird 50       36      
Northern Mockingbird 1,084       781      
Brown Thrasher 221       204      
European Starling 10,538       783      
American Pipit 5       1      
Cedar Waxwing 794       35      
Snow Bunting 83       7      
Orange-crowned Warbler 4       4      
Common Yellowthroat 9       6      
Palm Warbler 11       5      
Pine Warbler 157       116      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,092       397      
Eastern Towhee 427       227      
American Tree Sparrow 388       75      
Chipping Sparrow 700       175      
Field Sparrow 498       109      
Vesper Sparrow 18       9      
Savannah Sparrow 114       31      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 11       2      
Seaside Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 272       161      
Song Sparrow 1,856       679      
Swamp Sparrow 128       29      
White-throated Sparrow 4,955       945      
White-crowned Sparrow 381       92      
Dark-eyed Junco 10,836       1,450      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 9,054       1,904      
Red-winged Blackbird 3,491       343      
Eastern Meadowlark 145       24      
Rusty Blackbird 152       21      
Common Grackle 14,038       558      
Boat-tailed Grackle 508       53      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,427       199      
Baltimore Oriole 20       10      
Purple Finch 1,125       315      
House Finch 3,973       962      
Common Redpoll 1       1      
Pine Siskin 224       61      
American Goldfinch 11,086       1,219      
Evening Grosbeak 6       2      
House Sparrow 4,129       601      
Total 190,597             

A total of 176 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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