Virginia Ornithology

2019 Clarifications

1. Is there a list of which birds the students should be able to identify like division B?

      • A word of caution that this event will not try to cover all of the bird species in Virginia. It is too exhaustive of a list.
              • The competition:

Teams may

● Rotate through stations to identify Virginia bird species.

And/or

● Teams may answer questions about the following topics:

              1. How habitat and environmental conditions impact ornithological life.
              2. How bird species use adaptation to survive.
              3. Land management to support ornithological species.



  • Birds that Frequent Virginia. This is not a total listing.
  1. Acadian Flycatcher
  2. Alder Flycatcher
  3. American Avocet
  4. American Black Duck
  5. American Coot
  6. American Crow
  7. American Flamingo
  8. American Goldfinch
  9. American Kestrel
  10. American Oystercatcher
  11. American Pipit
  12. American Redstart
  13. American Robin
  14. American Tree Sparrow
  15. American White Pelican
  16. American Wigeon
  17. American Woodcock
  18. Anhinga
  19. Arctic Tern
  20. Ash-throated Flycatcher
  21. Atlantic Puffin
  22. Audubon's Shearwater
  23. Bachman's Sparrow
  24. Baird's Sandpiper
  25. Bald Eagle
  26. Baltimore Oriole
  27. Bank Swallow
  28. Barn Owl
  29. Barn Swallow
  30. Barred Owl
  31. Bay-breasted Warbler
  32. Belted Kingfisher
  33. Bewick's Wren
  34. Bicknell's Thrush
  35. Bittern
  36. Black Rail
  37. Black Scoter
  38. Black Skimmer
  39. Black Tern
  40. Black Vulture
  41. Black-and-white Warbler
  42. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
  43. Black-billed Cuckoo
  44. Blackburnian Warbler
  45. Black-capped Chickadee
  46. Black-capped Petrel
  47. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  48. Black-headed Grosbeak
  49. Black-headed Gull
  50. Black-legged Kittiwake
  51. Black-necked Stilt
  52. Blackpoll Warbler
  53. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  54. Black-throated Green
  55. Blue Grosbeak
  56. Blue Heron*
  57. Blue Jay
  58. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  59. Blue-headed Vireo
  60. Blue-winged Teal
  61. Blue-winged Warbler**
  62. Boat-tailed Grackle
  63. Bobolink Yellow
  64. Bonaparte's Gull
  65. Brant Chimney
  66. Brewer's Blackbird
  67. Bridled Tern
  68. Broad-winged Hawk
  69. Brown Creeper
  70. Brown Pelican
  71. Brown Thrasher
  72. Brown-headed Cowbird
  73. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  74. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  75. Bufflehead
  76. Bullock's Oriole
  77. Cackling Goose
  78. California Gull
  79. Canada Goose
  80. Canada Warbler Warbler
  81. Canvasback Black-bellied
  82. Cape May Warbler
  83. Carolina Chickadee
  84. Carolina Wren
  85. Caspian Tern
  86. Cattle Egret
  87. Cave Swallow
  88. Cedar Waxwing
  89. Cerulean Warbler
  90. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  91. Chipping Sparrow
  92. Chuck-will's-widow
  93. Clapper Rail
  94. Clark's Grebe
  95. Clay-colored Sparrow
  96. Cliff Swallow
  97. Common Eider
  98. Common Gallinule
  99. Common Goldeneye
  100. Common Grackle
  101. Common Ground-Dove
  102. Common Loon
  103. Common Merganser
  104. Common Nighthawk
  105. Common Raven
  106. Common Redpoll
  107. Common Tern
  108. Common Yellowthroat
  109. Connecticut Warbler
  110. Cooper's Hawk
  111. Cory's Shearwater
  112. Crane
  113. Curlew Sandpiper
  114. Dark-eyed Junco*
  115. Dickcissel
  116. Double-crested Cormorant
  117. Dovekie American
  118. Downy Woodpecker
  119. Dunlin
  120. Eared Grebe
  121. Eastern Bluebird
  122. Eastern Kingbird
  123. Eastern Meadowlark
  124. Eastern Phoebe
  125. Eastern Screech-Owl
  126. Eastern Towhee
  127. Eastern Whip-poor-will
  128. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  129. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  130. Eurasian Wigeon
  131. European Starling
  132. Evening Grosbeak
  133. Field Sparrow
  134. Fish Crow
  135. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  136. Forster's Tern
  137. Fox Sparrow*
  138. Franklin's Gull
  139. Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  140. Gadwall Purple
  141. Gallinule
  142. Glaucous Gull
  143. Glossy Ibis
  144. Golden Eagle
  145. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  146. Golden-Plover
  147. Golden-winged Warbler**
  148. Grasshopper Sparrow
  149. Gray Catbird
  150. Gray Kingbird
  151. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  152. Great Black-backed Gull
  153. Great Cormorant
  154. Great Crested Flycatcher
  155. Great Egret
  156. Great Horned Owl
  157. Great Shearwater
  158. Great Skua
  159. Greater Scaup
  160. Greater White-fronted Goose
  161. Greater Yellowlegs
  162. Green Heron
  163. Green-winged Teal*
  164. Gull-billed Tern
  165. Hairy Woodpecker
  166. Harlequin Duck
  167. Harris's Sparrow
  168. Henslow's Sparrow
  169. Hermit Thrush
  170. Herring Gull
  171. Hooded Merganser
  172. Hooded Warbler
  173. Horned Grebe
  174. Horned Lark
  175. House Finch
  176. House Sparrow
  177. House Wren
  178. Hudsonian Godwit
  179. Iceland Gull*
  180. Indigo Bunting
  181. Kentucky Warbler
  182. Killdeer
  183. King Eider
  184. King Rail
  185. Kinglet
  186. Lapland Longspur
  187. Lark Sparrow
  188. Laughing Gull
  189. Leach's Storm-Petrel
  190. Least Bittern
  191. Least Flycatcher
  192. Least Sandpiper
  193. Least Tern
  194. LeConte's Sparrow
  195. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  196. Lesser Scaup
  197. Lesser Yellowlegs
  198. Lincoln's Sparrow
  199. Little Blue Heron
  200. Little Gull
  201. Loggerhead Shrike
  202. Long-billed Curlew
  203. Long-billed Dowitcher
  204. Long-eared Owl
  205. Long-tailed Duck
  206. Long-tailed Jaeger
  207. Louisiana Waterthrush
  208. Magnificent Frigatebird
  209. Magnolia Warbler
  210. Mallard Sandhill
  211. Manx Shearwater
  212. Marbled Godwit
  213. Marsh Wren
  214. Merlin* Ruby-crowned
  215. Mississippi Kite
  216. Monk Parakeet
  217. Mourning Dove
  218. Mourning Warbler
  219. Mute Swan
  220. Nashville Warbler
  221. Nelson's Sparrow*
  222. Northern Bobwhite
  223. Northern Cardinal
  224. Northern Flicker
  225. Northern Fulmar
  226. Northern Gannet
  227. Northern Goshawk
  228. Northern Harrier
  229. Northern Mockingbird
  230. Northern Parula
  231. Northern Pintail
  232. Northern Rough-winged
  233. Swallow
  234. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  235. Northern Shoveler
  236. Northern Shrike
  237. Northern Waterthrush
  238. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  239. Orange-crowned Warbler
  240. Orchard Oriole
  241. Osprey
  242. Ovenbird
  243. Pacific Loon
  244. Painted Bunting
  245. Palm Warbler*
  246. Parasitic Jaeger
  247. Pectoral Sandpiper
  248. Peregrine Falcon
  249. Philadelphia Vireo
  250. Pied-billed Grebe
  251. Pileated Woodpecker
  252. Pine Grosbeak
  253. Pine Siskin
  254. Pine Warbler
  255. Piping Plover
  256. Plover
  257. Pomarine Jaeger
  258. Prairie Warbler
  259. Prothonotary Warbler
  260. Purple Finch
  261. Purple Martin
  262. Purple Sandpiper
  263. Razorbill Great
  264. Red Crossbill
  265. Red Knot
  266. Red Phalarope
  267. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  268. Red-breasted Merganser
  269. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  270. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  271. Red-eyed Vireo
  272. Redhead American
  273. Red-headed Woodpecker
  274. Red-necked Grebe
  275. Red-necked Phalarope
  276. Red-shouldered Hawk
  277. Red-tailed Hawk*
  278. Red-throated Loon
  279. Red-winged Blackbird
  280. Ring-billed Gull
  281. Ring-necked Duck
  282. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
  283. Roseate Tern
  284. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  285. Ross's Goose
  286. Rough-legged Hawk
  287. Royal Tern
  288. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  289. Ruddy Duck
  290. Ruddy Turnstone
  291. Ruff
  292. Ruffed Grouse
  293. Rufous Hummingbird
  294. Rusty Blackbird
  295. Sabine's Gull
  296. Saltmarsh Sparrow
  297. Sanderling
  298. Sandwich Tern
  299. Savannah Sparrow*
  300. Say's Phoebe
  301. Scarlet Tanager
  302. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  303. Seaside Sparrow
  304. Sedge Wren
  305. Semipalmated Plover
  306. Semipalmated Sandpiper
  307. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  308. Short-billed Dowitcher*
  309. Short-eared Owl
  310. Snow Bunting
  311. Snow Goose*
  312. Snowy Egret
  313. Snowy Owl
  314. Solitary Sandpiper
  315. Song Sparrow
  316. Sooty Shearwater
  317. Sooty Tern
  318. Sora
  319. Spotted Sandpiper
  320. Stilt Sandpiper
  321. Storm-Petrel
  322. Summer Tanager
  323. Surf Scoter
  324. Swainson's Hawk
  325. Swainson's Thrush
  326. Swainson's Warbler
  327. Swallow-tailed Kite
  328. Swamp Sparrow
  329. Swift
  330. Tennessee Warbler
  331. Thick-billed Murre
  332. Tree Swallow
  333. Tricolored Heron
  334. Trumpeter Swan
  335. Tufted Titmouse
  336. Tundra Swan
  337. Turkey Vulture
  338. Upland Sandpiper
  339. Varied Thrush
  340. Veery
  341. Vesper Sparrow
  342. Virginia Rail
  343. Warbler
  344. Warbling Vireo
  345. Western Grebe
  346. Western Kingbird
  347. Western Sandpiper
  348. Western Tanager
  349. Whimbrel*
  350. White Ibis
  351. White-breasted Nuthatch
  352. White-crowned Sparrow*
  353. White-eyed Vireo
  354. White-faced Ibis
  355. White-faced Storm-Petrel
  356. White-rumped Sandpiper
  357. White-throated Sparrow
  358. White-winged Crossbill
  359. White-winged Dove
  360. White-winged Scoter
  361. White-winged Tern
  362. Wild Turkey
  363. Willet* Band-rumped
  364. Willow Flycatcher
  365. Wilson's Phalarope
  366. Wilson's Plover
  367. Wilson's Snipe
  368. Wilson's Storm-Petrel
  369. Wilson's Warbler
  370. Winter Wren
  371. Wood Duck
  372. Wood Stork
  373. Wood Thrush
  374. Worm-eating Warbler
  375. Yellow Rail
  376. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  377. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  378. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  379. Yellow-breasted Chat
  380. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  381. Yellow-headed Blackbird
  382. Yellow-rumped Warbler*
  383. Yellow-throated Vireo
  384. Yellow-throated Warbler
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