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A Bed & Breakfast Farm-stay

virginia activitiesYour Hosts: Ward and Barb Halligan
Toll Free:
1-866-977-FARM (3276)
Phone
: 434-735-0527
Fax:
434-735-0527 (call prior to faxing)
Email:
thefarm@cornerstonefarm.net

Bird Watching

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Official Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail site!
Local and Birding Links


hiking virginia A Birder's Vacation
Hidden in the Southern Piedmont Region of The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail; on the Staunton River Loop is a retreat for a multitude of bird species; where Virginia bird watching can be enjoyed year round from the beginner to the most skilled ornithologist. We offer guided tours to explore the farm's marked hiking trails through the diverse habitat of natural wetland, meadow, field, and forest; where Wild Turkey and Pileated Woodpecker are at home. Come experience Spring and Fall migration as warblers flit through the treetops and hawks dot the wide open sky. A crisp Virginia Winter hike reveals Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Fox Sparrow, and Northern Harrier. With each season, the feeding stations are alive with Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Gold Finch, and so many more. At day's end, your host will lead you on an after dinner owl walk for a chance to meet our resident Barred Owls and other species.

Since the Autumn of 2001, the species of birds seen or heard at CornerStone Farm have continued to be added to the following check list.

Currently listing 127 species.

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On-Location Hiking Trails


Check List


Sp = Spring S = Summer A = Autumn W = Winter St = Sighted H = Heard

C = Common O = Occasional U = Uncommon R = Rare


Pied-billed Grebe - St, Sp, W, U
 
Great Egret - St, S, U 
Great Blue Heron - St, Sp, S, A, W, C  
Cattle Egret - St, Sp, O 
Green Heron - St, Sp, S, A, C 
Ring-billed Gull - St, W, U 
Canada Goose - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Snow Goose - St, A, W, R (fly over migration) 
Ring-necked Duck - St, W, U 
Mallard - St, Sp, S, A, W, O 
Wood Duck - St, Sp, S, A, W, O 
Hooded Merganser - St, Sp, W, O 
Turkey Vulture - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Black Vulture - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Sharp-shinned Hawk - St, Sp, A, W, C 
Cooper's Hawk - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Red-tailed Hawk - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Red-Shouldered Hawk - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Broad-winged Hawk - St, Sp, S, A, R 
Northern Harrier - St, A, W, O 
Bald Eagle - St, A, U 
Osprey - St, Sp, S, A, O 
Merlin - St, Sp, A, O 
American Kestrel - St, Sp, S, A, W, O 
American Bobwhite Quail - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
Wild Turkey - St, Sp, S, A, W, O 
Killdeer - St, Sp, S, A, W, C 
American Woodcock - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Rock Dove - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
Mourning Dove - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
White-winged Dove - St, A, R  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - St, SP, S, A, O 
Black-billed Cuckoo - St, SP, S, A, O 
Barn Owl - H, SP, S, A, W, O 
Eastern Screech Owl - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Great Horned Owl - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Barred Owl - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Chuck-Will's-Widow - H, SP, S, C 
Whip-Poor-Will - H, SP, S, C 
Common Nighthawk - St, SP, S, A, O 
Chimney Swift - St, SP, S, A, C 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - St, SP, S, A, C 
Belted Kingfisher - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
Common Flicker - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Pileated Woodpecker - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Red-bellied Woodpecker - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Red-headed Woodpecker - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - St, SP, A, W, C 
Hairy Woodpecker - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
Downy Woodpecker - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Eastern Kingbird - St, SP, S, C 
Great Crested Flycatcher - St, S, O 
Eastern Phoebe - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Eastern Pewee - St, SP, S, C 
Tree Swallow - St, SP, S, A, O 
Northern Rough-wing Swallow - St, SP, S, O 
Barn Swallow - St, SP, S, A, C 
Purple Martin- St, SP, S, A, O 
Blue Jay - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
American Crow - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Carolina Chickadee - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Tufted Titmouse - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
White-breasted Nuthatch - St, SP, S, A, W, U 
Red-breasted Nuthatch - St, A, W, O 
Brown-headed Nuthatch - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Brown Creeper - St, W, U 
House Wren - St, SP, S, U 
Carolina Wren - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Winter Wren - St, A, W, O (first seen in late Autumn) 
Northern Mockingbird - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Gray Catbird - St, SP, S, O 
Brown Thrasher - St, SP, S, A, C 
American Robin - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Wood Thrush - St, SP, S, C 
Hermit Thrush - St, A, W, C 
Eastern Bluebird - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - St, SP, S, C 
Golden-crowned Kinglet - St, A, W, C 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - St, A, W, O 
Cedar Waxwing - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Loggerhead Shrike - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
European Starling - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
White-eyed Vireo - St, SP, S, O 
Yellow-throated Vireo - St, SP, S, U 
Red-eyed Vireo - St, SP, S, C 
Black and White Warbler - St, SP, S, A, O 
Northern Parula - St, SP, A, O (migration)  
Yellow Warbler - St, SP, S, O 
Magnolia Warbler - St, SP, A, O (migration) 
Black-throated Blue Warbler - St, SP, A, U (migration) 
Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler - St, SP, A, W, O  
Black-throated Green Warbler- St, SP, A, U (migration) 
Chestnut-sided Warbler - St, SP, A, U (migration) 
Blackpoll Warbler - St, SP, A, U (migration) 
Pine Warbler - St, SP, A, W, C  
Prairie Warbler - St, SP, S, O  
Palm Warbler - St, A, O 
Common Yellowthroat - St, SP, S, A, O  
American Redstart - St, SP, A, O (migration) 
House Sparrow - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Bobolink - St, SP, U 
Eastern Meadowlark - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Red-winged Blackbird - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Orchard Oriole - St, SP, S, C 
Northern Oriole - St, SP, S, O 
Common Grackle - St, SP, S, A, W, C (seldom in Winter) 
Brown-headed Cowbird - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Scarlet Tanager - St, SP, S, U 
Summer Tanager - St, SP, S, A, O 
Northern Cardinal - St, SP, S, A, W, C - Virginia State Bird 
Blue Grosbeak - St, SP, S, C 
Indigo Bunting - St, SP, S, C 
Purple Finch - St, A, W, O 
House Finch - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Pine Siskin - St, A, W, O 
American Goldfinch - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Rufous-sided Towhee - St, SP, S, A, W, O 
Savannah Sparrow - St, W, U 
Grasshopper Sparrow - St, SP, S, O 
Slate-colored Junco - St, A, W, C 
Chipping Sparrow - St, SP, S, A, W, C 
Field Sparrow - St, SP, S, A, C 
Swamp Sparrow - St, A, W, C 
White-crowned Sparrow - St, A, W, O 
White-throated Sparrow - St, A, W, C 
Fox Sparrow - St, A, W, O 
Song Sparrow - St, SP, S, A, W, O (more common at Winter feeders) 

Genesis 1:20
and let the birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.

Psalm 50:11
I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.

 

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CornerStone Farm
525 Barnes Rd.
Red Oak, VA 23964
434-735-0527