Green-winged teal, one of many great winter birds of Virginia. Photo by Dick Daniels / Wikimedia

Virginia Birding by Season: Winter

Winter birds of Virginia (December, January, February) The return of winter is most pronounced at the coast where huge rafts of ducks bob along the open Atlantic and protected waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Look for scaup, scoters, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, ruddy duck, and red-breasted merganser.  The three species of scoter (black, surf,

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