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2009 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 12,205       29      
Brant 174       4      
Canada Goose 26,969       773      
Mute Swan 90       23      
Tundra Swan 2,891       44      
Wood Duck 271       54      
Gadwall 440       28      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
American Wigeon 704       41      
American Black Duck 395       41      
Mallard 4,133       418      
Blue-winged Teal 1       1      
Northern Shoveler 449       26      
Northern Pintail 1,241       26      
Green-winged Teal 347       21      
Canvasback 475       17      
Redhead 229       18      
Ring-necked Duck 1,128       55      
Greater Scaup 4       1      
Lesser Scaup 2,159       17      
Surf Scoter 50       3      
White-winged Scoter 3       2      
Black Scoter 63       5      
Long-tailed Duck 21       3      
Bufflehead 2,682       171      
Common Goldeneye 56       11      
Hooded Merganser 945       154      
Common Merganser 158       22      
Red-breasted Merganser 297       35      
Ruddy Duck 1,749       37      
Northern Bobwhite 23       5      
Ruffed Grouse 6       5      
Wild Turkey 634       78      
Red-throated Loon 18       4      
Common Loon 115       39      
Pied-billed Grebe 112       40      
Horned Grebe 49       21      
Northern Gannet 5       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,119       105      
Great Cormorant 126       17      
Brown Pelican 117       42      
American Bittern 4       2      
Great Blue Heron 565       302      
Great Egret 119       48      
Snowy Egret 25       19      
Little Blue Heron 6       5      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 9       6      
Black Vulture 1,610       333      
Turkey Vulture 3,492       828      
Osprey 5       3      
Bald Eagle 245       158      
Northern Harrier 38       25      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 130       119      
Cooper's Hawk 197       175      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 361       259      
Red-tailed Hawk 546       374      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
Golden Eagle 12       2      
American Kestrel 87       48      
Merlin 6       5      
Peregrine Falcon 5       3      
Clapper Rail 3       2      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
American Coot 854       33      
Black-bellied Plover 7       3      
Semipalmated Plover 2       1      
Killdeer 287       91      
American Oystercatcher 92       3      
American Avocet 1       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 27       2      
Willet 202       2      
Lesser Yellowlegs 10       2      
Marbled Godwit 99       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 22       2      
Sanderling 314       9      
Western Sandpiper 1       1      
Purple Sandpiper 34       3      
Dunlin 920       8      
Short-billed Dowitcher 3       1      
Wilson's Snipe 2       2      
American Woodcock 19       12      
Bonaparte's Gull 8       7      
Laughing Gull 284       29      
Ring-billed Gull 9,748       304      
Herring Gull 2,638       156      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 194       36      
Forster's Tern 80       13      
Rock Pigeon 1,857       176      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 12,434       2,464      
Monk Parakeet 9       1      
Barn Owl 10       9      
Eastern Screech-Owl 21       16      
Great Horned Owl 41       31      
Barred Owl 41       28      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 151       126      
Red-headed Woodpecker 239       163      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,187       1,599      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 241       200      
Downy Woodpecker 2,737       1,754      
Hairy Woodpecker 517       386      
Northern Flicker 716       414      
Pileated Woodpecker 423       320      
Eastern Phoebe 105       86      
Loggerhead Shrike 4       4      
Blue-headed Vireo 4       4      
Blue Jay 4,912       1,707      
American Crow 10,827       1,691      
Fish Crow 396       73      
Common Raven 130       52      
Horned Lark 7       3      
Tree Swallow 150       12      
Carolina Chickadee 6,280       2,313      
Black-capped Chickadee 508       173      
Tufted Titmouse 5,765       2,266      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 202       94      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,431       1,441      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 136       78      
Brown Creeper 166       126      
Carolina Wren 2,997       1,625      
House Wren 65       28      
Winter Wren 164       66      
Marsh Wren 4       2      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 68       42      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 190       131      
Eastern Bluebird 3,048       989      
Hermit Thrush 140       108      
American Robin 9,953       1,282      
Gray Catbird 74       56      
Northern Mockingbird 1,325       909      
Brown Thrasher 279       213      
European Starling 18,605       966      
American Pipit 2       2      
Cedar Waxwing 3,422       232      
Snow Bunting 4       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 6       4      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Palm Warbler 11       6      
Pine Warbler 183       133      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,516       448      
Eastern Towhee 544       325      
American Tree Sparrow 203       67      
Chipping Sparrow 923       224      
Field Sparrow 591       135      
Vesper Sparrow 23       8      
Savannah Sparrow 91       29      
Seaside Sparrow 22       3      
Fox Sparrow 211       121      
Song Sparrow 2,469       893      
Swamp Sparrow 70       30      
White-throated Sparrow 7,416       1,382      
White-crowned Sparrow 633       145      
Dark-eyed Junco 11,888       2,040      
Western Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 11,254       2,838      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 16,110       667      
Eastern Meadowlark 155       37      
Rusty Blackbird 559       53      
Common Grackle 23,112       928      
Boat-tailed Grackle 530       44      
Brown-headed Cowbird 1,290       205      
Baltimore Oriole 23       17      
Purple Finch 3,036       707      
House Finch 7,373       1,774      
Pine Siskin 6,971       576      
American Goldfinch 20,014       2,066      
Evening Grosbeak 1       1      
House Sparrow 5,052       867      
Total 302,249             

A total of 172 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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