Local Birds to Look For


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Backyard Birds You’ll Likely See Throughout the Year

Rock Pigeon Carolina Chickadee European Starling
Mourning Dove Tufted Titmouse House Sparrow
Red-bellied Woodpecker White-breasted Nuthatch House Finch
Downy Woodpecker Carolina Wren American Goldfinch
Hairy Woodpecker Eastern Bluebird Eastern Towhee
Northern Flicker American Robin Song Sparrow
Pileated Woodpecker Brown Thrasher Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay Northern Mockingbird Common Grackle
American Crow    

Within 10 Miles of Williamsburg You Can Find These Birds Throughout the Year

Canada Goose Double-crested Cormorant Red-shouldered Hawk
Mallard Great Blue Heron Red-tailed Hawk
Wild Turkey Black Vulture Great Horned Owl
Killdeer Turkey Vulture Barred Owl
Herring Gull Bald Eagle Belted Kingfisher
Great Black-backed Gull Cooper’s Hawk Red-headed Woodpecker

 Warm Weather Migrants

Chimney Swift Acadian Flycatcher Northern Waterthrush
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Eastern Phoebe Black-and-white Warbler
Clapper Rail Great-crested Flycatcher Prothonotary Warbler
Brown Pelican Eastern Kingbird American Redstart
Snowy Egret – very tough to find Purple Martin Magnolia Warbler
Little Blue Heron – very tough to find No. Rough-winged Swallow Blackpoll Warbler
Green Heron Tree Swallow Black-throated Blue Warbler
Osprey Barn Swallow Pine Warbler
Eastern Wood-Pewee Ovenbird Prairie Warbler

Winter Visitors You Might See in Your Backyard

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Ruby-crowned Kinglet Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-breasted Nuthatch Hermit Thrush Fox Sparrow
Brown Creeper Cedar Waxwing White-throated Sparrow
Winter Wren Purple Finch Dark-eyed Junco
Golden-crowned Kinglet Pine Siskin  

Winter Visitors Within Ten Miles of Williamsburg

Tundra Swan Ring-necked Duck Horned Grebe
Wood Duck Lesser Scaup American Coot
Gadwall Bufflehead Common Loon
American Wigeon Common Goldeneye American Kestrel
American Black Duck Hooded Merganser Field Sparrow
Northern Pintail Red-breasted Merganser Savannah Sparrow
American Green-winged Teal Ruddy Duck Swamp Sparrow
Canvasback Pied-billed Grebe Rusty Blackbird