Status & Distribution - Winter Residents

This listing contains every species that is classified as a "Winter Resident" in Virginia Beach. Winter residents are birds that have arrival dates in the fall months and departure dates in the spring months. Some species may be much more numerous during the transitional periods, but these species are all known to stay throughout the entire winter 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 2019; compliant with eBird/Clements 2019 Taxonomy.)

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Common Name Scientific Name Category Spatial Distribution Counts & Seasonality
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens Winter Resident Map Chart
Brant Branta bernicla Winter Resident Map Chart
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Winter Resident Map Chart
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Winter Resident Map Chart
Gadwall Mareca strepera Winter Resident Map Chart
American Wigeon Mareca americana Winter Resident Map Chart
American Black Duck Anas rubripes Winter Resident Map Chart
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Winter Resident Map Chart
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Winter Resident Map Chart
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Winter Resident Map Chart
Redhead Aythya americana Winter Resident Map Chart
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Winter Resident Map Chart
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Winter Resident Map Chart
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Winter Resident Map Chart
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Winter Resident Map Chart
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Winter Resident Map Chart
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi Winter Resident Map Chart
Black Scoter Melanitta americana Winter Resident Map Chart
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Winter Resident Map Chart
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Winter Resident Map Chart
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Winter Resident Map Chart
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Winter Resident Map Chart
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Winter Resident Map Chart
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Winter Resident Map Chart
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Winter Resident Map Chart
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Winter Resident Map Chart
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Winter Resident Map Chart
Sora Porzana carolina Winter Resident Map Chart
American Coot Fulica americana Winter Resident Map Chart
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Winter Resident Map Chart
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Winter Resident Map Chart
Dunlin Calidris alpina Winter Resident Map Chart
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Winter Resident Map Chart
American Woodcock Scolopax minor Winter Resident Map Chart
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata Winter Resident Map Chart
Razorbill Alca torda Winter Resident Map Chart
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Winter Resident Map Chart
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Winter Resident Map Chart
Common Loon Gavia immer Winter Resident Map Chart
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Winter Resident Map Chart
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Winter Resident Map Chart
Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius Winter Resident Link Chart
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus Winter Resident Map Chart
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Winter Resident Map Chart
Merlin Falco columbarius Winter Resident Map Chart
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Winter Resident Map Chart
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius Winter Resident Map Chart
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris Winter Resident Map Chart
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Winter Resident Map Chart
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Winter Resident Map Chart
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Winter Resident Map Chart
Brown Creeper Certhia americana Winter Resident Map Chart
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis Winter Resident Map Chart
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Winter Resident Map Chart
American Pipit Anthus rubescens Winter Resident Map Chart
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus Winter Resident Map Chart
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Winter Resident Map Chart
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Winter Resident Map Chart
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Winter Resident Map Chart
Nelson's Sparrow Ammospiza nelsoni Winter Resident Map Chart
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Winter Resident Map Chart
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana Winter Resident Map Chart
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Winter Resident Map Chart
Orange-crowned Warbler Leiothlypis celata Winter Resident Map Chart
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum Winter Resident Map Chart
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata Winter 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.