Birds

The bird population, which peaks during the first week of June, is expected to vary and increase as new plantings and habitats mature. Members of the Lynchburg Bird Club offer the following list as an aid to birdwatching in the cemetery.

More about our birds…

Annual Memorial Day Bird Walk at the Old City Cemetery

Relative Abundance of Birds in the Old City Cemetery

Key

  • a—Abundant: Species usually seen, often in large numbers
  • c—Common: Species seen in small to moderate numbers on most visits
  • u—Uncommon: Species not certain to be seen, but individuals occasionally occur
  • r—Rare: Unexpected occurrence
  • *—Species breeds, or presumably breeds, within the Lynchburg area

 

Species Spring
March
April
May
Summer
June
July
August
Fall
September
October
November
Winter
December
January
February
Herons
Green-backed Heron*

r

r

r

Great Blue Heron

r

r

r

r

Ducks
Wood Duck* r r r r
Mallard* r u u u
Vultures
Black Vulture* u u u u
Turkey Vulture* c c c c
Hawks
Sharp-shinned Hawk* u u
Cooper’s Hawk* u u u u
Broad-winged Hawk* u u u
Red-tailed Hawk* r r r r
American Kestral* u u u u
Pigeons & Doves
Rock Dove* a a a a
Mourning Dove* c c c c
Cuckoos
Yellow-billed Cuckoo* u u r
Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk* u u u
Chimney Swift* c c c
Woodpeckers
Red-bellied Woodpecker* c c c c
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker u u u
Downy Woodpecker* c c c c
Hairy Woodpecker* u u u u
Northern Flicker* c c c c
Pileated Woodpecker* u u u u
Flycatchers
Eastern Wood Pewee* u u r
Eastern Phoebe* u u u u
Eastern Kingbird* u u r
Great Crested Flycatcher* u u r
Swallows
Purple Martin* u u
N. Rough-winged Swallow* r r r
Jays & Crows
Blue Jay* a a a a
American Crow* a a a a
Fish Crow r r
Chickadees & Titmice
Carolina Chickadee* c c c c
Tufted Titmouse* c c c c
Nuthatches
White-breasted Nuthatch* u r u u
Wrens
Carolina Wren* a a a a
House Wren* u u r
Kinglets & Gnatcatchers
Ruby-crowned Kinglet u u u
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* u u r
Golden-Crowned Kinglet u u
Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird* c c c c
American Robin* c c a a
Mimics
Gray Catbird* u u u u
Northern Mockingbird* a a a a
Brown Thrasher* c c u
Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing* u r r u
Starlings
European Starling* a a a a
Vireos
Red-eyed Vireo* u u r
White-eyed Vireo* u u u
Warblers
Yellow Warbler* u u
Yellow-rumped Warbler* c u c
Magnolia u u
Blackpoll r
Black-and-white Warbler* r
American Redstart* u u u
Worm-eating Warbler* u u
Common Yellowthroat* r r r
Cardinals, Buntings & Towhees
Northern Cardinal* c c c c
Indigo Bunting* u u
Rufous-sided Towhee* u u u r
Tanagers
Summer Tanager* r r r
Scarlet Tanager* u r r
Sparrows
Chipping Sparrow* c c
Song Sparrow* c c c c
White-throated Sparrow c c c
Dark-eyed Junco u u c
Savannah Sparrow u u
Blackbirds
Common Grackle* c c c r
Orchard Oriole* u u
Northern Oriole* u u
Brown-headed Cowbird* c c u r
Finches
House Finch* a c c a
American Goldfinch* c c c c
Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow* c c c c

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