Birds at Montpelier

 
 

At Montpelier we are visited by over 100 species of birds each year, making us an ideal spot for birdwatching in Central Virginia. Here you can see rare and at-risk birds like the Red-headed Woodpecker and well-known birds like the American Robin.

Below you will find links to photos, facts and sound bites for each bird that visits Montpelier. Don't forget your binoculars!

Thank you to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for sharing your links and graphics.

Forest Bird Watching

Gamebirds

Wild Turkey

Hawks

Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk 
Cooper’s Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
 

Owls

 Eastern Screech Owl
 Great Horned Owl
 Barred Owl
Whip-poor will

 

Woodpeckers

Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Flycatchers

Eastern Wood-pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Cedar Waxwing

 

 

Blackbirds
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle

Warblers

Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Golden-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Chesnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black Throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler

Chickadees
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Crows & Jays

Blue Jay
Common Raven
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Nuthatches
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper

 

Wrens
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren

Thrushes
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush

 

 

Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Fox Sparrow

Finches
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

 

Ducks
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser

Shorebirds
Kildeer
Solitary Sandpiper

Warblers
Palm Warbler

Blackbirds
Red-winged Blackbird

Crows

Fish Crow

 

 

Hawks
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Turkey Vulture

Woodpeckers
Northern Flicker

Flycatchers
Eastern Phoebe

Warblers

White-eyed Vireo
Prarie Warbler

Crows & Jays
American Crow

Thrushes
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Louisiana Water Thrush
Eastern Bluebird

Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Blackbirds
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
House Finch

Doves
Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)
Mourning Dove

Swallows
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow