Status & Distribution - Fall Departures

This listing contains every species that has an expected departure date during fall in Virginia Beach. Both summer residents (red highlight), and spring & fall transients (yellow highlight; with orange referring to transients expected only in fall), can have fall departure dates. Summer residents will be journeying southward for the winter, and transients will be passing through from breeding grounds north of us, to wintering grounds south of us. 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 Jul 2019)

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Species

Scientific Name
Expected
Fall
Departure
Date
Expected
Arrival
Date
Spatial Distribution Frequency
&
Counts
Chart
Current
Year
Last 10 Years All
Years
All Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 10 Sep 5 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis 10 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Purple Martin Progne subis 15 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 20 Sep 25 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 20 Sep 10 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Least Tern Sternula antillarum 20 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis 20 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia 25 Sep 10 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red Knot Calidris canutus 25 Sep 20 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 25 Sep 10 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 20 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 25 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Veery Catharus fuscescens 30 Sep 25 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus 30 Sep - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus 5 Oct 20 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 5 Oct 10 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 5 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 10 Oct 10 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla 10 Oct 25 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis 10 Oct 5 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia 10 Oct 5 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis 10 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart

Species

Scientific Name
Expected
Fall
Departure
Date
Expected
Arrival
Date
Spatial Distribution Frequency
&
Counts
Chart
Current
Year
Last 10 Years All
Years
All Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea 15 Oct 5 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia 15 Oct 25 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus 15 Oct 15 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 15 Oct 15 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 15 Oct 5 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica 15 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus 20 Oct 15 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus 20 Oct 15 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata 20 Oct 15 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla 20 Oct 5 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Green Heron Butorides virescens 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Northern Parula Setophaga americana 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea 20 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla 25 Oct 5 Sep Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina 25 Oct 30 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens 25 Oct 30 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 25 Oct 20 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens 25 Oct 20 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus 25 Oct 20 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 25 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus 30 Oct 5 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea 30 Oct - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 5 Nov 5 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 5 Nov - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus 15 Nov 15 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 15 Nov 20 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 15 Nov 5 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors 20 Nov 25 Aug Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 20 Nov 10 Jul Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 31 Dec - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus 31 Dec - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla 10 Jan - Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Chart
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger 20 Jan - 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.