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2006 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 11,013       11      
Ross's Goose 2       2      
Brant 61       2      
Canada Goose 14,545       456      
Mute Swan 87       29      
Tundra Swan 872       23      
Wood Duck 170       40      
Gadwall 154       15      
American Wigeon 167       5      
American Black Duck 330       17      
Mallard 2,796       299      
Blue-winged Teal 13       3      
Northern Shoveler 588       12      
Northern Pintail 315       12      
Green-winged Teal 260       18      
Canvasback 532       10      
Redhead 103       10      
Ring-necked Duck 440       24      
Greater Scaup 73       6      
Lesser Scaup 3,014       34      
Harlequin Duck 1       1      
Surf Scoter 42       4      
White-winged Scoter 2       1      
Long-tailed Duck 6       3      
Bufflehead 1,231       102      
Common Goldeneye 19       4      
Hooded Merganser 446       85      
Common Merganser 282       32      
Red-breasted Merganser 289       23      
Ruddy Duck 654       23      
Northern Bobwhite 11       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 1       1      
Ruffed Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 329       43      
Red-throated Loon 3       2      
Common Loon 67       31      
Pied-billed Grebe 48       24      
Horned Grebe 16       3      
Black-capped Petrel 1       1      
Northern Gannet 135       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 451       55      
Great Cormorant 14       8      
Brown Pelican 64       18      
Great Blue Heron 325       191      
Great Egret 70       26      
Snowy Egret 17       10      
Little Blue Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 5       4      
Glossy Ibis 1       1      
Black Vulture 716       145      
Turkey Vulture 1,752       476      
Osprey 11       9      
Bald Eagle 177       107      
Northern Harrier 30       26      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 98       94      
Cooper's Hawk 90       84      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 189       144      
Red-tailed Hawk 301       228      
Golden Eagle 3       3      
American Kestrel 76       57      
Merlin 4       4      
Peregrine Falcon 4       4      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
American Coot 869       15      
Black-bellied Plover 3       1      
Killdeer 165       54      
Greater Yellowlegs 44       5      
Willet 60       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 5       1      
Marbled Godwit 126       1      
Sanderling 77       3      
Western Sandpiper 15       1      
Dunlin 34       1      
Wilson's Snipe 5       5      
American Woodcock 8       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 211       3      
Little Gull 2       1      
Laughing Gull 154       19      
Ring-billed Gull 4,313       211      
Herring Gull 1,192       95      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 22       4      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 127       30      
Forster's Tern 43       11      
Dovekie 2       1      
Razorbill 52       1      
Atlantic Puffin 2       1      
Rock Pigeon 1,991       175      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 10,691       1,973      
Barn Owl 5       5      
Eastern Screech-Owl 20       16      
Great Horned Owl 21       14      
Snowy Owl 4       4      
Barred Owl 35       29      
Short-eared Owl 4       4      
Rufous Hummingbird 4       4      
Belted Kingfisher 116       78      
Red-headed Woodpecker 123       87      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,606       1,188      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 183       158      
Downy Woodpecker 2,048       1,298      
Hairy Woodpecker 335       253      
Northern Flicker 420       256      
Pileated Woodpecker 344       252      
Eastern Phoebe 93       47      
Blue-headed Vireo 10       4      
Blue Jay 3,484       1,285      
American Crow 6,379       1,077      
Fish Crow 227       48      
Common Raven 74       36      
Horned Lark 6       2      
Tree Swallow 55       13      
Carolina Chickadee 3,431       1,285      
Black-capped Chickadee 1,794       665      
Tufted Titmouse 3,731       1,553      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 120       83      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,877       1,063      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 132       65      
Brown Creeper 193       154      
Carolina Wren 2,133       1,258      
House Wren 295       125      
Winter Wren 49       35      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 124       61      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 72       50      
Eastern Bluebird 1,363       497      
Hermit Thrush 74       62      
American Robin 9,694       930      
Gray Catbird 58       33      
Northern Mockingbird 725       558      
Brown Thrasher 192       170      
European Starling 33,725       752      
American Pipit 6       3      
Cedar Waxwing 1,951       119      
Lapland Longspur 2       1      
Snow Bunting 33       5      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 2       2      
Pine Warbler 158       114      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,108       304      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       3      
Eastern Towhee 600       349      
American Tree Sparrow 407       79      
Chipping Sparrow 728       213      
Field Sparrow 508       119      
Vesper Sparrow 14       5      
Savannah Sparrow 105       33      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 40       7      
Fox Sparrow 220       102      
Song Sparrow 2,018       739      
Swamp Sparrow 87       30      
White-throated Sparrow 6,408       1,103      
White-crowned Sparrow 534       124      
Dark-eyed Junco 13,740       1,800      
Northern Cardinal 7,890       2,125      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 7,787       483      
Eastern Meadowlark 36       13      
Rusty Blackbird 206       27      
Brewer's Blackbird 2       1      
Common Grackle 73,364       693      
Boat-tailed Grackle 474       40      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,921       235      
Baltimore Oriole 35       29      
Purple Finch 2,979       601      
House Finch 5,844       1,219      
Pine Siskin 103       40      
American Goldfinch 15,692       1,516      
House Sparrow 4,234       682      
Total 288,355             

A total of 171 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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