Status & Distribution - Noteworthy Observations

2019 - 2018 - 2017

The intent of this listing is to provide up-to-date information on all the 'noteworthy' species that are being observed within Virginia Beach. For a table displaying the criteria for inclusion on this page, please see the Noteworthy Observations Criteria Page! Clicking on any text hyperlinks will take you directly to eBird reports where more information is likely to have been logged by the user (such as a more refined location or description of how to observe the rarity). If you'd like to open these links in a new tab, just click your mouse's roll-wheel over the links (continue clicking on separate links and each will load in its own browser tab for viewing). To search this page for a particular species, type CTRL+F, then start typing the species name it your browser should jump to the information you're seeking. Often times, information is passed to me via Facebook, text message, or phone calls and I try to keep this updated whenever I'm available to input the data. Please check back frequently to stay up to date!

Active Within Last Month - Updated 21 Mar 2019

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia): 1, Great Neck Estates (Private Residence), 11 Jan-19 Mar 2019 (vis. J.A.). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 5 Feb: vis. J.A.; 18 Feb: vis. J.A., vis. J.A.; 25 Feb: vis. J.A.; 19 Mar: vis. J.A..].

Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni): 1 adult, 39th St. Beach, 27 Dec 2018-18 Mar 2019 (ph. Linda Chittum & Ada Jones). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 4 Jan: ph. Andrew Baldelli & Kathy Louthan, ph. Rob Bielawski; 17 Jan: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (Rudee Inlet); 26 Jan: ph. Kathy Richardson (85th Street Beach); 13 Mar: vis. Andrew Baldelli (57th Street Beach); 14 Mar: ph. Steve Myers (57th Street Beach); 18 Mar: ph. June McDaniels (55th Street Beach).].

Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni): 1 immature, 88th Street Beach, 6 Jan-16 Mar 2019 (ph. Nathaniel Abrahams / Logan Anderson / Carson Lambert / Andrew Rapp / Garrett Rhyne / Sam Simon / Robert Wood). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 6 Jan: vis. Marie & Ron Furnish; 16 Mar: ph. Nancy Barnhart / Jan Lockwood / Joyce Lowry / Tara Malloy / George Martin / Catherine Millar / Sue Mutell / Andrew Rapp / Rose Ryan (Williamsburg Bird Club Field Trip – 85th Street Beach).].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1-3, South Shore Estates (Private Residence), 28 Nov 2018-16 Mar 2019 (1, vis. James Marcum). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 6 Jan: vis. James Marcum (2); 4 Feb: vis. James Marcum (3); 16 Mar: vis. James Marcum (1 female).].

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis): 1, Back Bay NWR, 13-15 Mar 2019 (ph. Reuben Rohn). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 15 Mar: obs. Edward Brinkley.].

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus): 1, Back Bay NWR, 17 Feb-15 Mar 2019 (Richmond Audubon Society field trip; aud. Kathy Louthan / Virginia Mathewson / James Shelton / Len Smock / Tripp Stover / Wes Teets). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 15 Mar: obs. Edward Brinkley.].

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii): 1, Princess Anne WMA Beasley Tract, 10 Mar 2019 (ph. Rob Bielawski).

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea): 2, Princess Anne WMA Beasley Tract, 10 Mar 2019 (1 adult, vis. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 10 Mar: vis. Karl Suttmann (1 immature), ph. Rob Bielawski (1 immature).].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 female, Linkhorn Estates (Private Residence), 10 Mar 2019 (ph. Cindy Hamilton).

Brant (Branta bernicla): 11-72, Oceana NAS, 11 Jan-10 Mar 2019 (16, ph. Stephen Keith). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 11 Jan: ph. Rob Bielawski (17); 12 Jan: vis. James Marcum (21), vis. Tommy Maloney (21); 14 Jan: vis. Karl Suttmann (41); 28 Jan: vis. James Marcum (24); 29 Jan: ph. Karl Suttmann (72); 20 Feb: vis. Karl Suttmann (24); 3 Mar: vis. Jason Schatti (50); 11 Mar: vis. Tommy Maloney (11).].

Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus): 1-18, Breeze Farms (Private Residence), 1 Jan-10 Mar 2019 (7, vis. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Jan: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (4), ph. Steve Myers (1); 4 Jan: vis. Kathy Louthan (2); 5 Jan: ph. Logan Anderson & Garrett Rhyne (13); 6 Jan: vis. Baxter & Tucker Beamer / Conor Farrell / Eli & Ira Lianez / Max Nootbaar / Martina Nordstrand / Ezra & Theo Staengl (6), ph. Carson Lambert / Andrew Rapp / Robert Wood, vis. Eric Alton & Tamara Conklin; 13 Jan: vis. Andrew Baldelli & Rob Bielawski (12); 24 Feb: ph. Lisa Rose & Jason Strickland (3), ph. Rob Bielawski (3); 26 Feb: ph. Will McPhail (6); 27 Feb: vis. Cindy Hamilton (6); 8 Mar: ph. Regina Schwabe / Ty Smith / Evan Spears (18); 9 Mar: vis. Wes Teets (10); 10 Mar: ph. Nancy Barnhart / Shirley Devan / Jan Lockwood / Joyce Lowry (4).].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 male & 1 female, Kings Grant (Private Residence), 9 Mar 2019 (vis. Marie & Ron Furnish).

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 male & 1 female, Laurel Cove (Private Residence), 27 Jan-8 Mar 2019 (1 male, ph. Loretta Silvia). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 4 Feb: ph. Loretta Silvia (1 female); 26 Feb: ph. Loretta Silvia (1 female); 8 Mar: vis. Loretta Silvia (1 female).].

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor): 1, Pleasure House Point NA, 7 Mar 2019 (vis. Eric Alton).

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii): 1-2, Muddy Creek Rd., 4-5 Mar 2019 (1, ph. Karen & Tom Beatty). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 5 Mar: vis. Andrew Baldelli (2).]. 

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope): 1 male, Long Creek, 27 Jan-5 Mar 2019 (ph. Michelle Payne). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 4 Mar: ph. June McDaniels, ph. Andrew Baldelli; 5 Mar: ph. Cindy Hamilton.].

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena): 1, Lake Tecumseh (Restricted Access), 4 Mar 2019 (vis. Karen & Tom Beatty).

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1-3 females, Church Point, 21 Jan-4 Mar 2019 (1 female, vis. Tracy Tate). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 28 Feb: vis. Tracy Tate (1 female); 4 Mar: vis. Tracy Tate (3 females).].

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus): 1 immature male, Lynnhaven Inlet, 31 Dec 2018-4 Mar 2019 (vis. Andrew Baldelli, Linda Chittum & Lisa Rose). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 31 Dec: ph. Adam D’Onofrio & Loretta Silvia, vis. Adam D’Onofrio & Loretta Silvia; 12 Jan: ph. Andrew Baldelli & Rob Bielawski (viewed initially from Pleasure House Point NA, photographs taken from east side of Lynnhaven Inlet); 26 Jan: ph. Guy Babineau & Rogard Ross; 3 Feb: ph. Bryan Barmore / Nancy Barnhart / Rexanne Bruno / Harry & Rochelle Colestock / Judy Jones / Carson Lambert / Diane Lepkowski / Kathy Louthan / Patty Maloney / George Martin / Casey McLaughlin / Greg Moyers / Ellison Orcutt / Andrew Rapp / Ezra Staengl / Theo Staengl / Jason Strickland / Paul Sumner / Matt Wangerin (Williamsburg Bird Club boat trip); 7 Feb: vis. Sahas Barve, William Muhic & Russell Winter, vis. Cindy Hamilton; 10 Feb: ph. Prashant A; 11 Feb: ph. June McDaniels, vis. Jessica Klotz; 18 Feb: ph. June McDaniels, vis. Michael Linz & Patty McLean; 19 Feb: ph. Steve Myers; 20 Feb: vis. Tommy Maloney, vis. Rob Bielawski; 25 Feb: ph. Baxter Beamer; 4 Mar: ph. June McDaniels.].

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis): 1, Princess Anne WMA Whitehurst Tract, 3 Mar 2019 (ph. Steve Myers).

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia): 1, Stumpy Lake NA, 15 Jan-28 Feb 2019 (ph. Steve Myers). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 16 Jan: ph. Karen Beatty; 17 Jan: vis. Tom Beatty; 26 Jan: ph. Alexandra Munters & Tim van der Meer; 10 Feb: ph. Reuben Rohn; 26 Feb: ph. Steve Myers; 28 Feb: ph. June McDaniels.].

Barn Owl (Tyto alba): 1, Pleasure House Point NA, 27 Feb 2019 (vis. Ezra & Theo Staengl, vis. Shawn Kurtzman).

Brant (Branta bernicla): 34, Great Neck MS, 26 Feb 2019 (vis. Loretta Silvia).

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): 1-13 females, Sherwood Lakes, 27 Jan-26 Feb 2019 (7, ph. Prashant A). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 28 Jan: ph. Steve Myers (13), ph. Rob Bielawski (10), vis. James Marcum (10); 29 Jan: ph. Cindy Hamilton (10), ph. Pamela Monahan (10), vis. Tracy Tate (10), ph. Cindy Hamilton & June McDaniels (10), ph. Reuben Rohn (12); 30 Jan: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (3), ph. Loretta Silvia (8); 31 Jan: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (7), vis. Clifford Atkinson (9), vis. Tommy Maloney (10); 1 Feb: vis. Andrew Baldelli (1); 2 Feb: vis. Stephen Keith (1), ph. Charlie Bruggemann (4), vis. Karl Suttmann (5); 3 Feb: vis. George Harris (10), vis. Pamela Monahan (10), vis. Anonymous (9); 5 Feb: vis. Robert Ake (4); 10 Feb: ph. Nancy Barnhart (7), vis. Tommy Maloney (6); 11 Feb: vis. Mike Collins (5), vis. Michael Linz & Patty McLean (6); 16 Feb: vis. Matt Anthony & Andrew Rapp (7); 17 Feb: ph. Rob Bielawski (2), vis. Jacob & James Flynn (4), vis. June McDaniels (1); 21 Feb: vis. David Clark (4); 22 Feb: ph. June McDaniels (2), ph. Cindy Hamilton & June McDaniels (7); 23 Feb: vis. Matt Anthony & Nick Newberry (3), ph. Joyce Lowry (2); 24 Feb: ph. Steve Myers (2), vis. Lee Adams & Peggy Eubank (5), ph. Rob Bielawski (6); 26 Feb: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (6); vis. Cathy Williamson (2)].

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula): 1 female, Chartway Credit Union lake, 19-26 Feb 2019 (ph. Andrew Baldelli & Tracy Tate). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 19 Feb: ph. Rob Bielawski, ph. Steve Myers, ph. Mike Collins, vis. James Marcum, ph. Rob Bielawski, vis. Tommy Maloney, ph. Nancy Barnhart, ph. Robert Ake & Edward Brinkley, vis. Karl Suttmann, vis. Brandon Holland, vis. Loretta Silvia, ph. Kathy Spencer, ph. Matt Anthony / Nick Newberry / Andrew Rapp, ph. Brian Taber & Bill Williams; 20 Feb: ph. Reuben Rohn, ph. Stephen Keith, ph. Adam Bollinger & Jason Strickland, vis. Jeffrey Blalock, ph. Marie & Ron Furnish, vis. Tammy Conklin, ph. Cindy Hamilton & June McDaniels, ph. Lisa Rose, vis. Rexanne Bruno, vis. Jonathan Snyder, ph. Eric Alton, ph. Adam D’Onofrio & Tina Trice, vis. Jason Schatti, ph. Prashant A; 21 Feb: ph. Anonymous, vis. Tom St. Andre & Saundra Winstead, vis. Louis Rajnys, vis. David Youker, ph. Kathy Louthan, vis. Cathy Williamson, ph. David Clark, ph. Ty Smith, vis. Tony Wood, ph. Russell & Sandra Peterson, ph. Mary Coker, vis. Lori Palagyi, ph. Jack Esworthy IV, vis. Bob Swiader; 22 Feb: vis. Anonymous & Anonymous, vis. George Harris, vis. Roberta Kellam, vis. Debbie Schroeder, ph. Eric Alton & Tammy Conklin; 23 Feb: ph. Allen Bryan, ph. Arun Bose, ph. James Fox, vis. Mike O’Brien, ph. Seth Kellogg, ph. Joyce Lowry, vis. Mike O’Brien, ph. Paul Droubay, ph. Amanda & Julian Dymacek, vis. R.J., ph. Lewis Barnett & Kim Harrell, ph. Matthew & Scott Hogdon, vis. Mark Hoffman, ph. Janet Paisley, vis. Bob Knox, ph. Courtney Check, ph. Karen & Tom Beatty, ph. Keith Roberts; 24 Feb: ph. Jesse Anderson / Nathan & Sarah Gatto, ph. Paul Glass & Evan Spears, vis. Josh Lefever, vis. Peggy Eubank, vis. Teresa Conlon & Jacob Flynn, ph. Lee Adams & Peggy Eubank, ph. Bryan Barmore & Sharon Burton, ph. Cindy Schulz, ph. Drew, Monica & Tim Chaney, vis. Baxter Beamer, ph. Natalie & WS Barbour, vis. Wes Teets, vis. Michelle Payne, ph. Leigh Gordon & Shea Tiller, vis. Clark Olsen; 25 Feb: vis. John Pancake, vis. Len Smock, vis. Judy Jones, ph. Pamela Monahan, vis. Shawn Kurtzman, ph. Eric Alton; 26 Feb: vis. Daniel Joslyn, ph. Will McPhail, vis. Bill Reddinger, vis. Stuart Sweetman, ph. Don Aldridge & Bob Epperson, ph. Jason & Kent Davis, vis. Marlee Morris.].

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus): 1, Nanney’s Creek Rd., 24 Feb 2019 (ph. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 24 Feb: ph. Steve Myers, ph. Rob Bielawski.].

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii): 2, Gum Bridge Rd., 23-24 Feb 2019 (vis. Matt Anthony & Nick Newberry). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 24 Feb: ph. Rob Bielawski, vis. Andrew Baldelli, vis. Jason Schatti.].

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors): 2-3, Little Island Park, 1-24 Feb 2019 (3, vis. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 4 Feb: vis. James Marcum (2); 5 Feb: vis. Andrew Baldelli (2); 24 Feb: vis. Andrew Baldelli (1).].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 female, Great Neck Estates, 23 Feb 2019 (ph. J.A.).  

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): 2-3 females, Lynnhaven Inlet, 11-22 Feb 2019 (3, ph. June McDaniels). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 22 Feb: ph. June McDaniels (2).].

2019 Rarities (Not Observed Within the Last Month)

Dovekie (Alle alle): 1-4, Little Island Park, 16 Jan-19 Feb 2019 (1, vis. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 25 Jan: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (1); 15 Feb: vis. Andrew Baldelli (1); 19 Feb: vis. Andrew Baldelli (4) & Tracy Tate (3).].

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis): 1, Back Bay NWR, 17 Feb 2019 (ph. June McDaniels).

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus): 3, False Cape SP, 17 Feb 2019 (Richmond Audubon Society field trip; aud. Kathy Louthan / Virginia Mathewson / James Shelton / Len Smock / Tripp Stover / Tracy Tate / Wes Teets).

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors): 1-4, Back Bay NWR, 29 Jan-17 Feb 2019 (1 female, vis. Robert Ake). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 15 Feb: vis. Robert Ake (4); 16 Feb: vis. Matt Anthony / Andrew Hawkins / Emmylou Kidder / Lori Palagyi / Andrew Rapp / Ryan Walsh (2) on a Hampton Roads Bird Club field trip; 17 Feb: vis. Tracy Tate (3), vis. Tracy Tate (2) on a Richmond Audubon Society field trip.].

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors): 2-3, Princess Anne WMA Beasley Tract, 6 Jan-17 Feb 2019 (2 drakes & 1 hen, ph. Rob Bielawski). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 17 Feb: ph. Rob Bielawski (1 drake & 1 hen).].

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors): 5, False Cape SP, 16 Feb 2019 (ph. Matt Anthony / Andrew Hawkins / Emmylou Kidder / Lori Palagyi / Andrew Rapp / Ryan Walsh).

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris): 1 female/immature, Kempsville (Private Residence), 7 Nov 2018-15 Feb 2019 (ph. Teresa Conlon, vis. Jacob Flynn). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 15 Dec: ph. Teresa Conlon & Jacob Flynn; 3 Feb: ph. Teresa Conlon; 15 Feb: ph. Teresa Conlon.].

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia): 1, Back Bay NWR, 14 Feb 2019 (ph. Cindy Hamilton & June McDaniels).

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): 4, Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, 11 Feb 2019 (vis. Jessica Klotz).

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 male, Larkspur (Private Residence), 10 Feb 2019 (ph. Steve Myers).

Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melopsiza lincolnii): 1, Princess Anne WMA Whitehurst Tract, 10 Feb 2019 (ph. Rob Bielawski).

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger): 1-3, Pleasure House Point NA, 30 Jan-9 Feb 2019 (3, vis. William Parkin). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Feb: vis. Tommy Maloney (1), vis. Anonymous (1); 3 Feb: vis. Andrew Hawkins & David Youker (1), vis. Jason Strickland (1), vis. Carson Lambert, Andrew Rapp, Ezra Staengl & Theo Staengl (1), vis. Diane Lepkowski (1); 4 Feb: vis. Tracy Tate (1), ph. Prashant A (1); 5 Feb: vis. Dixie Sommers (1), vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (1); 7 Feb: ph. Cindy Hamilton (1), ph. Courtney Check (1); 9 Feb: vis. Anonymous (1).].

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus): 1-2, Little Island Park, 29 Dec 2018-9 Feb 2019 (2, ph. Andrew Baldelli & Linda Chittum). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 5 Jan: vis. Logan Anderson & Garrett Rhyne (1); 9 Feb: vis. Robert Ake (1).].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 male, First Landing SP, 8 Feb 2019 (ph. June McDaniels).

Brant (Branta bernicla): 1-58, Oliver’s Pond/Lake Smith, 16 Jan-5 Feb 2019 (58, vis. Tracy Tate). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 17 Jan: vis. Tracy Tate (47); 5 Feb: vis. Tracy Tate (1).].

Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis): 1, Little Island Park, 29 Dec 2018-5 Feb 2019 (ph. Andrew Baldelli & Linda Chittum). [This is likely the same individual that was reported previously at Back Bay NWR. Additional reports at this location as follows, 5 Jan: vis. Clark Olsen; 5 Feb: ph. Dixie Sommers.].

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis): 3-16, 82nd Street Beach, 12 Dec 2018-5 Feb 2019 (3, ph. Stephen Keith). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 12 Dec: vis. Tracy Tate (4), ph. Steve Myers (4), ph. Rob Bielawski (4); vis. Kathy Louthan (8); 17 Dec: ph. June McDaniels (8); 23 Dec: ph. Jason Sosebee (13); 24 Dec: ph. Andrew Baldelli (12), vis. Mary Ames (12); 26 Dec: ph. Susan Remmie (16); 31 Dec: vis. Will Britton & Jojo Morelli (12); 7 Jan: vis. Lynn DiFerdinando (12); 2 Feb: ph. Allen Bryan (6); 3 Feb: vis. Lisa Rose (12); 4 Feb: ph. Andrew Baldelli (14), ph. Cindy Hamilton (14), ph. Steve Myers (14); 5 Feb: vis. Cathy Williamson (14).].

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula): 1 female, Princess Anne WMA Whitehurst Tract, 3 Feb 2019 (ph. Steve Myers).

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia): 1, Pleasure House Point NA, 6 Jan-3 Feb 2019 (ph. Nathaniel Abrahams / Logan Anderson / Carson Lambert / Andrew Rapp / Garrett Rhyne / Sam Simon / Robert Wood). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 3 Feb: ph. Carson Lambert & Andrew Rapp, vis. Jason Strickland, ph. Diane Lepkowski.].

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi): 1, Sherwood Lakes, 2 Feb 2019 (ph. Charlie Bruggemann).

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): 1 female, Pleasure House Point NA, 2 Feb 2019 (ph. Rob Bielawski). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Feb: ph. Steve Myers.].

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris): 1 female/immature, Lynnhaven (Private Residence), 2 Feb 2019 (ph. Catherine Johnson).

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): 2-15, Rudee Inlet, 20 Jan-2 Feb 2019 (15, vis. Tracy Tate). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Feb: vis. Matt Wangerin & Paul Sumner (2), vis. David Bridge (2), ph. Greg Moyers (2).].

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus): 1 adult, Pleasure House Point NA, 13-2 Feb Jan 2019 (vis. Andrew Baldelli). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Feb: ph. Rob Bielawski, ph. Steve Myers.].

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida): 1, Indian River, 31 Jan 2019 (vis. George Harris).

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis): 1 adult male, Virginia Beach Blvd. at Oceana Blvd., 26 Jan 2019 (ph. Lisa Kirkman).

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): 1 female, North Landing River, 26 Jan 2019 (ph. Stephen Coari & Laura Mae). 

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1 female & 1 male, Bay Colony, 23 Jan 2019 (vis. Tommy Maloney).

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): 1 female, Little Island Park, 22 Jan 2019 (vis. Andrew Baldelli).

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus): 1, Oceantfront Nearshore Waters, 19-22 Jan 2019 (ph. Jason Sosebee). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 22 Jan: vis. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.]. 

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica): 1, Bellamy Woods (Private Residence), 28 Dec 2018-22 Jan 2019 (ph. Reuben Rohn). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 10 Jan: ph. Reuben Rohn; 19 Jan: ph. Reuben Rohn; 22 Jan: ph. Reuben Rohn.].

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana): 1 female/immature, Windsor Woods (Private Residence), 13 Dec 2018-22 Jan 2019 (ph. Lisa Rose). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 30 Dec: ph. Lisa Rose, ph. Robert Wood, vis. Linda Chittum; 3 Jan: vis. Lisa Rose; 7 Jan: ph. Lisa Rose; 11 Jan: vis. Lisa Rose; 12 Jan: vis. Brandon Holland & Lisa Rose; 13 Jan: ph. Andrew Baldelli, Rob Bielawski & Lisa Rose; 22 Jan: ph. Lisa Rose.].

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii): 1-2, Sherwood Lakes, 5 Nov 2018-22 Jan 2019 (1, vis. Bob Swiader). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 5 Nov: vis. Glen Garada (1); 6 Nov: ph. Marie D’Auteuil (1); 7 Nov: vis. Mike Collins (1); 8 Nov: vis. Cathy Williamson (1), vis. Marie D’Auteuil (1); 10 Nov: vis. Clark Olsen (1), ph. William Boeh, Mark Sopko & Stuart Sweetman (1); 8 Dec: ph. Rob Bielawski (2); 10 Dec: ph. Steve Myers (2), vis. Karen & Tom Beatty; 22 Jan: vis Andrew Baldelli (1), vis. Tom Beatty (1).].

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): 15, Back Bay NWR, 20 Jan 2019 (vis. Clark Olsen, ph. Karen & Keith Roberts).

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica): 1, Bellamy Manor (Private Residence), 20 Jan 2019 (ph. Una Davenhill). [This could be the same individual being observed in Bellamy Woods this winter.].

Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni): 1 immature, Rudee Inlet, 7-17 Jan 2019 (ph. Andrew Baldelli). [This is likely to be the same individual that has also been observed recently at 88th Street, Fort Story JEB and/or Back Bay NWR; denoting separately simply because this is a different location. Additional reports at this location as follows, 17 Jan: vis. Andrew Baldelli, ph. Rob Bielawski.].

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 3 adult males, Morris Neck Rd., 14 Jan 2019 (vis. Karen & Tom Beatty).

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys): 1 immature, Stuart Rd., 14 Jan 2019 (vis. Karen & Tom Beatty).

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii): 1, Princess Anne Rd., 13 Jan 2019 (ph. Rob Bielawski). [It is very likely that this is the same individual that has been observed recently at Firefall Drive, Haviland Drive, and among the goose flock on Sherwood Lakes; denoting separately simply because this is a different location.].

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea): 1, Back Bay NWR, 23 Dec 2018-11 Jan 2019 (ph. June McDaniels). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 11 Jan: vis. Daniel Patrick.]. 

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris): 1-3 female/immatures & 1 adult male, Hilltop (Private Residence), 2 Dec 2018-7 Jan 2019 (1 adult male, ph. Andrew Baldelli, Lisa Rose & Jason Strickland). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 7 Jan: vis. Andrew Baldelli (1 female/immature), ph. Pamela Monahan (3 female/immatures & 1 adult male).].

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris): 1, Laurel Manor (Private Residence), 6 Jan 2019 (vis. Tommy Maloney).

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus): 1-4, Crags Causeway, 30 Dec 2018-6 Jan 2019 (vis. Karen & Tom Beatty, ph. Linda Chittum, vis. Jason Strickland, ph. Rob Bielawski & Robert Wood). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 31 Dec: vis. Tommy Maloney (4), ph. Steve Myers (4); 6 Jan: aud. Logan Anderson & Garrett Rhyne (1).].

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris): 1-3, Camp Pendleton SMR (Restricted Access), 6 Dec 2018-6 Jan 2019 (ph. Karen & Tom Beatty). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 2 Jan: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (3); 6 Jan: ph. Steve Myers (1).].

Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni): 1 immature, Back Bay NWR, 5 Jan 2019 (ph. Logan Anderson & Garrett Rhyne).

Common Murre (Uria aalge): 1, Two miles off Cape Henry, 3 Jan 2019 (ph. Alexis Rabon [Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Whales & Wildlife Sea Adventure boat trip]).

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii): 1, Haviland Dr., 1 Jan 2019 (vis. Karen & Tom Beatty).

Brant (Branta bernicla): 3-66, Firefall Dr., 15 Dec 2018-1 Jan 2019 (33, ph. Rob Bielawski). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 15 Dec: vis. Karen & Tom Beatty (20), vis. Tommy Maloney (8); 16 Dec: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (32); 22 Dec: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (37); 27 Dec: ph. Susan Remmie (4); 30 Dec: ph. Reuben Rohn (6), vis. Rob Bielawski (3); 1 Jan: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (45), vis. Andrew Baldelli (41), vis. Josh Lefever & Mark Mizak (66).].

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis): 1-12, Back Bay NWR, 25 Nov 2018-1 Jan 2019 (2, ph. Stephen Keith & ph. Alain Robert). [Additional reports at this location as follows, 25 Nov: ph. Karen & Tom Beatty (1); 2 Dec: vis. Phil Kenny & Russell Taylor (12); 1 Jan: ph. Robert Wood (2).].

 

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.