These 33 Beautiful Shots Of Birds In Virginia Are Majestic

According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, there are more than 400 species of birds in Virginia. From the seashore to the mountains, Virginia is home to every naturally occurring species on the East Coast. And thanks to incredible efforts of conservation groups, previously scarce or threatened species like eagles and osprey have made a significant comeback in Virginia.

The following pictures have been provided through the artistry of brilliant photographers throughout the state. Thanks to them, even if you are not a “birdwatcher” by definition, you can take a few moments to experience the magnificence of Virginia’s birds. Enjoy the view!

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While these are only a few of the hundreds of birds that call Virginia home, they are truly breathtaking, each in their own way. I would love to know about the types of birds you see most often. Perhaps you have feeders in your yard or back porch — or maybe you’re an active birdwatcher and know the best spots for seeing the widest varieties of Virginia birds. Tell me about your favorites in the comments below!