Status & Distribution - Summer Residents

This listing contains every species that is classified as a "Summer Resident" in Virginia Beach. Summer residents are birds that have arrival dates in the spring months and departure dates in the fall months. Some species may be much more numerous during the transitional periods, but these species are all known to stay throughout the entire summer season. 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 beneath the "Spatial Distribution" heading. 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 Sep 2017)

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Common Name Scientific Name Category Spatial Distribution Counts & Seasonality
 Wilson's Storm-Petrel  Oceanites oceanicus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Least Bittern  Ixobrychus exilis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Little Blue Heron  Egretta caerulea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Tricolored Heron  Egretta tricolor Summer Resident Map Chart
 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Green Heron  Butorides virescens Summer Resident Map Chart
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Nyctanassa violacea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Mississippi Kite  Ictinia mississippiensis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Semipalmated Sandpiper  Calidris pusilla Summer Resident Map Chart
 Least Tern  Sternula antillarum Summer Resident Map Chart
 Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia Summer Resident Map Chart
 Common Tern  Sterna hirundo Summer Resident Map Chart
 Royal Tern  Thalasseus maximus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Yellow-billed Cuckoo  Coccyzus americanus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Chuck-will's-widow  Antrostomus carolinensis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Chimney Swift  Chaetura pelagica Summer Resident Map Chart
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  Archilochus colubris Summer Resident Map Chart
 Eastern Wood-Pewee  Contopus virens Summer Resident Map Chart
 Acadian Flycatcher  Empidonax virescens Summer Resident Map Chart
 Great Crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus crinitus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Eastern Kingbird  Tyrannus tyrannus Summer Resident Map Chart
 White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Red-eyed Vireo  Vireo olivaceus Summer Resident Map Chart
 Northern Rough-winged Swallow  Stelgidopteryx serripennis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Purple Martin  Progne subis Summer Resident Map Chart
 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica Summer Resident Map Chart
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Wood Thrush  Hylocichla mustelina Summer Resident Map Chart
 Ovenbird  Seiurus aurocapilla Summer Resident Map Chart
 Prothonotary Warbler  Protonotaria citrea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Northern Parula  Setophaga americana Summer Resident Map Chart
 Prairie Warbler  Setophaga discolor Summer Resident Map Chart
 Grasshopper Sparrow  Ammodramus savannarum Summer Resident Map Chart
 Yellow-breasted Chat  Icteria virens Summer Resident Map Chart
 Summer Tanager  Piranga rubra Summer Resident Map Chart
 Blue Grosbeak  Passerina caerulea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Indigo Bunting  Passerina cyanea Summer Resident Map Chart
 Orchard Oriole  Icterus spurius Summer Resident 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.