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2010 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 3,484       20      
Brant 53       2      
Cackling Goose 3       1      
Canada Goose 18,661       553      
Mute Swan 64       26      
Trumpeter Swan 5       1      
Tundra Swan 682       26      
Wood Duck 147       35      
Gadwall 300       25      
American Wigeon 254       21      
American Black Duck 469       32      
Mallard 2,945       306      
Northern Shoveler 323       21      
Northern Pintail 393       7      
Green-winged Teal 27       6      
Canvasback 855       19      
Redhead 36       4      
Ring-necked Duck 808       42      
Greater Scaup 28       3      
Lesser Scaup 189       17      
Surf Scoter 171       5      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Black Scoter 7       1      
Long-tailed Duck 17       1      
Bufflehead 1,947       143      
Common Goldeneye 41       7      
Hooded Merganser 933       130      
Common Merganser 173       20      
Red-breasted Merganser 259       31      
Ruddy Duck 1,306       30      
Northern Bobwhite 61       5      
Ruffed Grouse 1       1      
Wild Turkey 808       87      
Red-throated Loon 4       2      
Common Loon 71       42      
Pied-billed Grebe 110       38      
Horned Grebe 39       14      
Western Grebe 2       1      
Northern Gannet 5       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 1,199       105      
Great Cormorant 30       14      
Anhinga 8       3      
American White Pelican 1       1      
Brown Pelican 87       35      
Great Blue Heron 414       268      
Great Egret 70       43      
Snowy Egret 35       7      
Little Blue Heron 3       2      
Tricolored Heron 4       2      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 10       6      
Black Vulture 933       229      
Turkey Vulture 2,186       619      
Osprey 6       5      
Bald Eagle 247       163      
Northern Harrier 35       27      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 103       93      
Cooper's Hawk 218       195      
Red-shouldered Hawk 244       194      
Red-tailed Hawk 406       279      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
Golden Eagle 4       3      
American Kestrel 64       46      
Merlin 7       7      
Peregrine Falcon 6       5      
Clapper Rail 2       1      
King Rail 1       1      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
American Coot 667       24      
Black-bellied Plover 18       6      
Killdeer 289       80      
American Oystercatcher 2       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 7       1      
Willet 485       5      
Marbled Godwit 137       2      
Sanderling 380       6      
Western Sandpiper 43       4      
Dunlin 52       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 8       1      
Wilson's Snipe 17       8      
American Woodcock 5       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 218       10      
Black-headed Gull 1       1      
Laughing Gull 215       19      
Ring-billed Gull 11,137       245      
Herring Gull 2,279       176      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 276       42      
Forster's Tern 16       5      
Rock Pigeon 1,473       156      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1       1      
Mourning Dove 11,850       2,372      
Monk Parakeet 4       1      
Barn Owl 5       5      
Eastern Screech-Owl 11       10      
Great Horned Owl 22       17      
Barred Owl 27       23      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 8       4      
Belted Kingfisher 65       61      
Red-headed Woodpecker 240       162      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2,368       1,739      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 220       192      
Downy Woodpecker 2,874       1,831      
Hairy Woodpecker 524       380      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3       3      
Northern Flicker 688       427      
Pileated Woodpecker 407       317      
Eastern Phoebe 57       48      
Loggerhead Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 5,768       2,106      
American Crow 11,704       1,598      
Fish Crow 289       44      
Common Raven 76       31      
Horned Lark 428       10      
Tree Swallow 9       2      
Carolina Chickadee 6,355       2,425      
Black-capped Chickadee 413       165      
Tufted Titmouse 6,642       2,466      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 168       96      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,487       1,474      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 128       75      
Brown Creeper 118       102      
Carolina Wren 3,245       1,883      
House Wren 125       63      
Winter Wren 194       83      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 117       55      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 128       87      
Eastern Bluebird 2,782       819      
Hermit Thrush 244       201      
American Robin 13,311       1,179      
Varied Thrush 4       4      
Gray Catbird 46       36      
Northern Mockingbird 1,359       975      
Brown Thrasher 338       279      
European Starling 17,637       1,202      
American Pipit 94       9      
Cedar Waxwing 935       80      
Lapland Longspur 3       1      
Snow Bunting 12       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 11       10      
Common Yellowthroat 9       7      
American Redstart 1       1      
Northern Parula 3       3      
Palm Warbler 14       8      
Pine Warbler 250       142      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,906       613      
Yellow-throated Warbler 1       1      
Eastern Towhee 738       412      
American Tree Sparrow 270       124      
Chipping Sparrow 1,079       279      
Field Sparrow 782       182      
Vesper Sparrow 5       3      
Savannah Sparrow 173       53      
Seaside Sparrow 8       1      
Fox Sparrow 437       232      
Song Sparrow 3,392       1,160      
Lincoln's Sparrow 2       1      
Swamp Sparrow 139       36      
White-throated Sparrow 11,348       1,799      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,244       211      
Dark-eyed Junco 20,005       2,598      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 13,624       3,046      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2       1      
Painted Bunting 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 19,446       632      
Eastern Meadowlark 185       29      
Rusty Blackbird 504       56      
Common Grackle 25,421       892      
Boat-tailed Grackle 251       26      
Brown-headed Cowbird 3,474       291      
Baltimore Oriole 46       28      
Purple Finch 1,243       316      
House Finch 6,531       1,571      
Pine Siskin 211       88      
American Goldfinch 14,787       1,757      
House Sparrow 3,962       804      
Total 285,785             

A total of 177 species were reported.

See list of localities in Virginia with reports.

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