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 Jan 2019)

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Common Name Scientific Name Category Spatial Distribution Counts & Seasonality
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
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Summer Resident Map Chart
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla 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
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger 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
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
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Summer Resident Map Chart
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 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
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Summer Resident Map Chart
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Summer Resident Map Chart
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea 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.