Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Centennial

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BIRDS (AOU57)

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Seasonal List

Seasons: Sp (Spring): March–May; Su (Summer): June–July; F (Fall): August–November; W (Winter): December–February.

Name Sp Su F W
Greater White-fronted Goosexx
Snow Goosexxxx
Ross's Goosex
Cackling Goosexx
Canada Goose *xxxx
Mute Swan *xxxx
Tundra Swanxxx
Wood Duck *xxxx
Gadwallxxx
Eurasian Wigeonx
American Wigeonxxxx
American Black Duckxxxx
Mallard *xxxx
Blue-winged Tealxxxx
Northern Shovelerxxxx
Northern Pintailxxx
Green-winged Tealxxx
Canvasbackxxxx
Redheadxxx
Ring-necked Duckxxxx
Greater Scaupxxx
Lesser Scaupxxx
Surf Scoterxxx
White-winged Scoterxx
Black Scoterxx
Long-tailed Duckxxx
Buffleheadxxxx
Common Goldeneyexxx
Hooded Merganserxxx
Common Merganserxxx
Red-breasted Merganserxxx
Ruddy Duckxxxx
Northern Bobwhitexxxx
Ring-necked Pheasantxxxx
Pied-billed Grebexxxx
Horned Grebexxx
Red-necked Grebexx
Eared Grebex
Rock Pigeonxxxx
Mourning Dove *xxxx
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *xxx
Black-billed Cuckooxxx
Common Nighthawkxx
Chimney Swift *xxx
Ruby-throated Hummingbirdxxx
King Railxx
Virginia Railxx
American Cootxxxx
Soraxx
Common Gallinulexx
Killdeer *xxxx
Dunlinxx
Least Sandpiperxxx
Pectoral Sandpiperx
Semipalmated Sandpiperxx
Wilson's Snipexxx
American Woodcockxx
Spotted Sandpiperxxx
Solitary Sandpiperxxx
Greater Yellowlegsxx
Lesser Yellowlegsxxx
Red Phalaropex
Bonaparte's Gullxxx
Little Gullxx
Laughing Gullxx
Ring-billed Gullxxxx
Herring Gullxxx
Iceland Gullx
Lesser Black-backed Gullx
Glaucous Gullx
Great Black-backed Gullxxx
Caspian Ternxx
Black Ternxxx
Forster's Ternxxx
Red-throated Loonxx
Common Loonxxx
Double-crested Cormorantxxxx
American Bitternxx
Least Bitternx
Great Blue Heronxxxx
Great Egretxxx
Snowy Egretxxx
Little Blue Heronxxx
Tricolored Heronx
Cattle Egretxx
Green Heron *xxx
Black-crowned Night-Heronxxx
Yellow-crowned Night-Heronxx
Glossy Ibisxx
Black Vulturexxxx
Turkey Vulturexxxx
Ospreyxxxx
Bald Eaglexxxx
Northern Harrierxxx
Sharp-shinned Hawkxxx
Cooper's Hawkxxxx
Northern Goshawkxxx
Red-shouldered Hawk *xxxx
Broad-winged Hawkxx
Red-tailed Hawkxxxx
Rough-legged Hawkx
Golden Eaglexx
Eastern Screech-Owlxxxx
Great Horned Owl *xxxx
Barred Owlxx
Long-eared Owlx
Short-eared Owlx
Northern Saw-whet Owlx
Belted Kingfisherxxxx
Red-headed Woodpeckerx
Red-bellied Woodpecker *xxxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Downy Woodpecker *xxxx
Hairy Woodpeckerxxxx
Northern Flicker *xxxx
Pileated Woodpeckerxxxx
American Kestrel *xxxx
Merlinxxx
Peregrine Falconxxx
Olive-sided Flycatcherx
Eastern Wood-Peweexxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Name Sp Su F W
Acadian Flycatcherxx
Alder Flycatcher x
Willow Flycatcher *xxx
Least Flycatcherx
Eastern Phoebe *xxxx
Great Crested Flycatcher *xxx
Eastern Kingbird *xxx
White-eyed xxx
Yellow-throated Vireoxxx
Blue-headed Vireoxx
Philadelphia Vireox
Warbling Vireoxxx
Red-eyed Vireo *xxx
Blue Jay *xxxx
American Crow *xxxx
Fish Crowxxxx
Common Ravenxx
Horned Larkx
Purple Martinxxx
Tree Swallow *xxx
N. Rough-winged Swallow *xxx
Bank Swallowxx
Cliff Swallowxxx
Barn Swallow *xxx
Carolina Chickadee *xxxx
Black-capped Chickadeex
Tufted Titmouse *xxxx
Red-breasted Nuthatchx
White-breasted Nuthatchxxxx
Brown Creeperxxx
House Wren *xxxx
Winter Wrenxxx
Sedge Wrenx
Marsh Wrenxx
Carolina Wren *xxxx
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *xxx
Golden-crowned Kingletxxx
Ruby-crowned Kingletxxx
Eastern Bluebird *xxxx
Veeryx
Gray-cheeked Thrushxx
Swainson's Thrushxx
Hermit Thrushxxx
Wood Thrush *xxx
American Robin*xxxx
Gray Catbird *xxxx
Brown Thrasher *xxx
Northern Mockingbird *xxxx
European Starling *xxxx
Cedar Waxwing *xxxx
House Sparrow *xxxx
American Pipitxxx
House Finch *xxxx
Purple Finchxx
Red Crossbillx
White-winged Crossbillxxx
Pine Siskinxxx
American Goldfinch *xxxx
Evening Grosbeakx
Ovenbirdxx
Worm-eating Warblerx
Orange-crowned Warblerx
Louisiana Waterthrushxx
Northern Waterthrushx
Golden-winged Warblerxx
Blue-winged Warblerxxx
Black-and-white Warblerxxx
Prothonotary Warblerx
Tennessee Warblerxx
Nashville Warblerxx
Connecticut Warblerx
Mourning Warblerx
Kentucky Warblerxxx
Common Yellowthroat *xxx
Hooded Warblerxx
American Redstartxxx
Cape May Warblerxx
Cerulean Warblerx
Northern Parulaxxx
Magnolia Warblerxx
Bay-breasted Warbler*x
Blackburnian Warblerxx
Yellow Warbler *xxx
Chestnut-sided Warblerxx
Blackpoll Warbler*xx
Black-throated Blue Warblerxx
Palm Warbler*xx
Pine Warbler *xxx
Yellow-rumped Warblerxxx
Yellow-throated Warblerx
Prairie Warblerxxx
Black-throated Green Warblerxx
Canada Warblerxx
Wilson's Warblerxx
Yellow-breasted Chat *xxx
Eastern Towhee*xxxx
American Tree Sparrowxxx
Chipping Sparrow *xxxx
Field Sparrow*xxxx
Savannah Sparrowxxx
Grasshopper Sparrow *xxx
Fox Sparrowxxx
Song Sparrow *xxxx
Lincoln's Sparrowx
Swamp Sparrowxxx
White-throated Sparrowxxx
White-crowned Sparrowxxx
Dark-eyed Juncoxxx
Summer Tanagerx
Scarlet Tanagerxxx
Northern Cardinal *xxxx
Rose-breasted Grosbeakxx
Blue Grosbeak *xxx
Indigo Bunting *xxx
Bobolinkx
Red-winged Blackbird *xxxx
Eastern Meadowlark *xxxx
Rusty Blackbirdxxx
Common Grackle *xxxx
Brown-headed Cowbird *xxxx
Orchard Oriole *xxx
Baltimore Oriole *xxx
* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Contributors: HCBC field trips and seasonal counts, Parks Checklist Project, David Abbott, Scott Atkinson, Glenn Austin, Mary-Jo Betts, Robert Betts, Jonathan Blithe, Connie Bockstie, Martha Chestem, Jane Coskren, Ralph Cullison, Karen Darcy, Phil Davis, Darius Ecker, Kevin Graff, Joe Hanfmann, Kevin Heffernan, Emy Holdridge, Mike Kerwin, Mike Leumas, Kathy Litzinger, Nancy Magnusson, Grazina McClure, Mike McClure, Helen Metzman, Rodney Mulchansingh, Larry Murphy, Doug Odermatt, Richard Orr, Peter Osenton, Bonnie Ott, Howard Patterson, Norma Peterson, Phill Probst, Sue Probst, Tim Ray, Bob Ringler, Matt Rogosky, Steve Sanford, Kurt Schwarz, Jo Solem, Paula Sortino, Hank Stanton, Grace Su, June Tveekrem, Carol Wilkinson, Jim Wilkinson, Helen Zeichner, Paul Zucker, Bob Augustine, Dave Ziolkowski, Wes Earp, Renee Peters, Richard Peters, Jeff Culler..

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributors: Dick Smith, Richard Orr, Jo Solem, Tim Ray, Sue Muller, Annette Allor.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Richard Orr, Bob Solem, Jo Solem, June Tveekrem, Sue Muller, Ken Clayton, Bonnie Ott.

MAMMALS

  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • Mink
  • Red Fox
  • Woodchuck
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • White-tailed Deer
Contributors: Michele Wright, Tim Ray, Jo Solem, Bonnie Ott.

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Howard County FrogWatchUSA; Sue Muller (MARA data).

REPTILES

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Contributors: Jo Solem, Jane Coskren, Nancy Magnusson, Sue Muller, Richard Orr, Michele Wright; Sue Muller (MARA data), Barbara Sikorski

LICHENS

CRUSTOSE
  • Sidewalk firedot lichen
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Common script lichen
  • Bumpy rim-lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Powdered ruffle lichen
  • Southern powdered ruffle lichen
  • Hoary rosette lichen
  • Mealy rosette lichen
  • Star rosette lichen
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • Turban lichen
Contributors: Richard Orr.

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