Backyard Birds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, photo by Bill Williams

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker, photo by Jan Lockwood

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Red-winged Blackbird (male), photo by Cathy Flanagan

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee, photo by Judy Jones

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker, photo by Steve Devan

Northern Cardinal (male)

Northern Cardinal (male), photo by Catherine Flanagan

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee, photo by Steve Devan

Brown-headed Cowbird, photo by Jeanette Navia

Brown Thrasher, photo by Jeanette Navia

Blue Jay, photo by Jeanette Navia

Backyard Birds You’ll Likely See Throughout the Year

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









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

Double-breasted Cormorant Northern Harrier Ring-billed Gull
Great Blue Heron Sharp-shinned Hawk Herring Gull
Mute Swan Cooper’s Hawk Great Black-backed Gull
Canada Goose Red-shouldered Hawk Great Horned Owl
Mallard Red-tailed Hawk Barred Owl
Black Vulture Wild Turkey Belted Kingfisher
Turkey Vulture Northern Bobwhite Field Sparrow
Bald Eagle Killdeer Eastern Meadowlark








Warm Weather Migrants

Brown Pelican Chuck Will’s Widow Chestnut-sided Warbler
Snowy Egret Whip-por-will Magnolia Warbler
Little Blue Heron Chimney Swift Black-throated Blue Warbler
Cattle Egret Ruby-throated Hummingbird Pine Warbler
Green Heron Eastern Wood Peewee Prairie Warbler
Black-crowned Night-Heron Acadian Flycatcher Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Eastern Phoebe Black-and-white Warbler
Ospey Great-crested Flycatcher American Restart
American Kestral Eastern Kingbird Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Bobwhite Purple Martin Ovenbird
Clapper Rail Tree Swallow Northern Waterthrust










Winter Visitors You Might See in Your Backyard

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






Winter Visitors Within Ten Miles of Williamsburg

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