Status & Distribution - Fall Arrivals

This listing contains every species that has an expected arrival date during the fall season in Virginia Beach. Both winter residents (blue highlight), and transients (yellow highlight, with lighter yellow referring to solely fall transients), can have fall arrival dates since either type will be arriving to the area on their way further southward to winter. These species have all been validated by either eBird, the Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM), or both. Geographic distributions for each species may be accessed by selecting the links below, and these maps are available for the current year, for each month of the last ten years, and even for all years. The final column, 'Count Charts', provides Population & Seasonal distribution information in the forms of accepted counts during given time frames. Together, the geographic, population, and seasonality comprise the full distribution of each species. If you wish to open multiple maps or charts into your browser, select the links with the roll wheel on your mouse and each will open in a new browser tab. (Revised Oct 2017)

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Species

Scientific Name
Expected
Fall
Arrival
Date
Expected
Departure
Date
Spatial Distribution Frequency
&
Counts
Chart
Current
Year
Last 10 Years All
Years
All Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 30 Jun 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 5 Jul 10 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus 5 Jul 30 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 5 Jul 15 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 10 Jul 20 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 10 Jul 25 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 10 Jul 20 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 10 Jul - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 10 Jul - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus 15 Jul 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus 15 Jul 15 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 15 Jul - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola 15 Jul - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red Knot Calidris canutus 20 Jul 25 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 20 Jul 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus 20 Jul 25 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 20 Jul 15 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Dunlin Calidris alpina 30 Jul - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica 5 Aug 30 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina 5 Aug 15 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 5 Aug 20 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons 5 Aug 30 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia 5 Aug 5 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis 5 Aug 10 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla 5 Aug 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea 5 Aug 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 5 Aug 5 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia 10 Aug 25 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius 15 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 15 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 15 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera 20 Aug 15 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum 20 Aug 25 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica 20 Aug 25 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus 20 Aug 5 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens 20 Aug 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Sora Porzana carolina 20 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Veery Catharus fuscescens 25 Aug 30 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia 25 Aug 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca 25 Aug 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla 25 Aug 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 25 Aug 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors 25 Aug 20 Nov Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca 25 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata 25 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea 30 Aug 10 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina 30 Aug 25 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens 30 Aug 25 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Gadwall Mareca strepera 30 Aug - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart

Species

Scientific Name
Expected
Fall
Arrival
Date
Expected
Departure
Date
Spatial Distribution Frequency
&
Counts
Chart
Current
Year
Last 10 Years All
Years
All Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla 5 Sep 15 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus 5 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Merlin Falco columbarius 5 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis 5 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 10 Sep 10 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus 10 Sep 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Wigeon Mareca americana 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Pintail Anas acuta 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus 15 Sep 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus 15 Sep 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata 15 Sep 20 Oct Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius 25 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Brown Creeper Certhia americana 25 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula 25 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata 25 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 1 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Brant Branta bernicla 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Coot Fulica americana 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Woodcock Scolopax minor 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Pipit Anthus rubescens 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Nelson's Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Redhead Aythya americana 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Common Eider Somateria mollissima 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Canvasback Aythya valisineria 10 Nov - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 10 Nov - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus 10 Nov - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Razorbill Alca torda 25 Nov - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 15 Dec - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart

References

Rottenborn, Stephen C. and Edward S. Brinkley (editors). 2007. Virginia’s Birdlife: An Annotated Checklist. Virginia Society of Ornithology. Virginia            Avifauna No. 7.

Sullivan, B.L., C.L. Wood, M.J. Iliff, R.E. Bonney, D. Fink, and S. Kelling. 2009. eBird: a citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences. Biological Conservation 142: 2282-2292.