Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for David Force Natural Resource Area

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies Mammals Amphibians Reptiles

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.

NameSpSuFW
Canada GooseXXX
Tundra SwanX
Wood DuckXX
American Black DuckXX
MallardX
Northern BobwhiteXX
Horned GrebeX
Rock PigeonXXXX
Mourning DoveXXXX
Yellow-billed CuckooXX
Chimney SwiftXXX
Ruby-throated HummingbirdX
KilldeerXX
American WoodcockXXX
Solitary SandpiperX
Laughing GullX
Ring-billed GullXXXX
HerringGullXX
Red-throated LoonX
Common LoonXXX
American BitternXX
Great Blue HeronXXX
Green HeronXXX
Black-crowned Night-HeronX
Black VultureXXXX
Turkey VultureXXXX
OspreyX
Northern HarrierX
Sharp-shinned HawkXXX
Cooper's HawkXX
Red-shouldered Hawk *XXXX
Broad-winged HawkXXX
Red-tailedHawk *XXXX
Great Horned Owl *X
Barred Owl *XX
Belted Kingfisher *XXXX
Red-headed WoodpeckerX
Red-bellied WoodpeckerXXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXX
Downy WoodpeckerXXXX
Hairy WoodpeckerXXX
Northern FlickerXXXX
Pileated WoodpeckerXXXX
American KestrelXX
MerlinX
Eastern Wood-PeweeXXX
Acadian Flycatcher *XXX
Willow FlycatcherX
Eastern PhoebeXXX
Great Crested Flycatcher *XXX
Eastern KingbirdXX
White-eyed VireoXXX
Blue-headed VireoXX
Red-eyed VireoXXX
Blue JayXXXX
American CrowXXXX
Fish CrowXXX
Purple MartinXX
Tree SwallowX
N. Rough-winged SwallowX
Barn SwallowXXX
Carolina ChickadeeXXXX
Tufted TitmouseXXXX
White-breasted Nuthatch *XXXX
Brown CreeperXX
NameSpSuFW
House WrenXXX
Winter WrenXXX
Carolina Wren *XXXX
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *XXX
Golden-crowned KingletXX
Ruby-crowned KingletXXX
Eastern Bluebird *XXX
VeeryX
Swainson's ThrushXX
Hermit ThrushX
Wood ThrushXXX
American Robin *XXXX
Gray Catbird *XXX
Brown ThrasherXX
Northern MockingbirdXXXX
European StarlingXXXX
Cedar Waxwing *XX
House Sparrow *XXXX
House FinchXXXX
Purple FinchXX
Pine Siskin
American GoldfinchXXXX
OvenbirdXX
Orange-crowned WarblerX
Louisiana Waterthrush *XX
Blue-winged WarblerX
Black-and-white WarblerXX
Kentucky WarblerX
Common YellowthroatXXX
American RedstartXX
Northern ParulaXXX
Magnolia WarblerXX
Bay-breasted Warbler*X
Yellow WarblerXXX
Blackpoll Warbler*X
Black-throated Blue WarblerXX
Palm Warbler*XX
Yellow-rumped WarblerXXX
Prairie WarblerX
Black-throated Green WarblerXX
Canada WarblerX
Wilson's WarblerX
Yellow-breasted Chat *XX
Eastern TowheeXXXX
American Tree SparrowX
Chipping SparrowXX
Field Sparrow *XXXX
Fox SparrowX
Song SparrowXXXX
Lincoln's SparrowX
Swamp SparrowXXX
White-throated SparrowXXX
White-crowned SparrowX
Dark-eyed JuncoXXX
Scarlet TanagerXXX
Northern Cardinal *XXXX
Rose-breasted GrosbeakXX
Blue GrosbeakX
Indigo BuntingXXX
Red-winged BlackbirdXXXX
Eastern MeadowlarkX
Common GrackleXXX
Brown-headed CowbirdXXX
Orchard OrioleX
Baltimore OrioleXX

* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Howard County Bird Club field trips, Seasonal Records, Michele Wright, Martha Chestem, Ralph Cullison III, Karen Darcy, Wes Earp, Ward Ebert, Kevin Heffernan, Bill Hill, Nancy Magnusson,Bonnie Ott, Kurt Schwarz, Bob Solem, Jo Solem, Chuck Stirrat, Mark Wallace.

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributors: Jo Solem, Bob Solem.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Bob Solem, Jo Solem, Richard Orr, Michele Wright, Bonnie Ott.

MAMMALS

  • Mink
  • Red Fox
  • Woodchuck
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • Deer Mouse
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • White-tailed Deer
Contributors: Jo Solem, Michele Wright, Bob Solem, Emmalyn Holdridge.

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Sue Muller (MARA data), Michele Wright, Jo Solem, V. Krishnamoorthy, Linda Hunt.

REPTILES

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Contributor: Michele Wright.

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