Recent Changes to the Virginia Official List

Updated 8 Jul 2017

Recent Additions

Common Name Location Date(s) of Observation Date Accepted
  Tropical/Couch's Kingbird Virginia Beach 27 Nov 2014 Jun 2017
  Lucy's Warbler Northampton County 31 Dec 2016-6 Jan 2017 Feb 2017
  Brown-chested Martin Northampton County 28 Aug 2011 Feb 2017
  Lesser Goldfinch Virginia Beach 26-29 Nov 2016 Feb 2017
  Dusky Flycatcher Norfolk 27 Jan-23 Feb 2013 Aug 2016
  Zone-tailed Hawk Northampton County 23-28 Sep 2015 Feb 2016
  Smith's Longspur Augusta County 23 Feb-11 Mar 2015 Nov 2015
  Garganey Chincoteague NWR, Accomack County 24 May 1992 2015
  Crested Caracara Highland County 12 May 2014 Aug 2014
  Bermuda Petrel offshore VA waters 12 Aug 2013 Jan 2014
  White-crowned Pigeon Chincoteague NWR, Accomack County 9 Jun 2013 Jan 2014
  Northern Lapwing Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach 20 Nov 2012 Jan 2013
  Black-tailed Godwit Chincoteague NWR, Accomack County 8 Aug 2012 Sep 2012
  Brewer's Sparrow Prince William County 30 Dec 2011—31 Jan 2012 Jan 2012
  Lesser/Greater Sand Plover Augusta County 9 Jun 2009 Jun 2011
  Violet-green Swallow Albemarle County 26 Mar 2011 Jun 2011

Recent Removals

Common Name Reason for Removal Date Removed
  Short-tailed Shearwater Species record re-reviewed & accepted as Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater 2015