Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Lake Elkhorn and Forebay Pond

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
Snow Goosex
Canada Goose*xxxx
Mute Swanxxxx
Tundra wanxxx
Wood Duckxxxx
Gadwallxxx
American Wigeonxxx
American Black Duckxxx
Mallard*xxxx
Blue-winged Tealxxx
Northern Shovelerxxx
Northern Pintailxxx
Green-winged Tealxxx
Canvasbackxxx
Redheadxx
Ring-necked Duckxxxx
Greater Scaupxx
Lesser Scaupxxx
Surf Scoterx
Black Scoterx
Long-tailed Duckxx
Buffleheadxxxx
Common Goldeneyexx
Hooded Merganserxxx
Common Merganserxxx
Red-breasted Merganserxx
Ruddy Duckxxx
Northern Bobwhitexx
Pied-billed Grebexxxx
Horned Grebexxxx
Red-necked Grebex
Eared Grebex
Rock Pigeonxxxx
Mourning Dove*xxxx
Yellow-billed Cuckooxxx
Black-billed Cuckooxxx
Common Nighthawkxx
Chimney Swiftxxx
Ruby-throated Hummingbirdxxx
Virginia Railx
American Cootxxxx
American Avocetx
Common Gallinulexx
Semipalmated Ploverx
Killdeerxxxx
Least Sandpiperxx
Pectoral Sandpiperx
Semipalmated Sandpiperx
Wilson's Snipexx
American Woodcockxx
Spotted Sandpiperxxx
Solitary Sandpiperxxx
Greater Yellowlegsxx
Lesser Yellowlegsxxx
Bonaparte's Gullxx
Laughing Gullxxx
Ring-billed Gullxxxx
Herring Gullxxx
Caspian Ternxxx
Black Ternxx
Common Ternx
Forster's Ternxx
Common Loonxxxx
Double-crested Cormorantxxx
American Bitternxx
Least Bitternx
Great Blue Heronxxxx
Great Egretxxx
Snowy Egretxx
Little Blue Heronxx
Cattle Egretxx
Green Heronxxx
Black-crowned Night-Heronxxx
Yellow-crowned Night-Heronxxx
Black Vulturexxxx
Turkey Vulturexxxx
Ospreyxxx
Bald Eaglexxxx
Northern Harrierxxx
Sharp-shinned Hawkxxx
Cooper's Hawkxxxx
Northern Goshawkx
Red-shouldered Hawk *xxxx
Broad-winged Hawkxxx
Red-tailed Hawkxxxx
Rough-legged Hawkx
Eastern Screech-Owlxxxx
Great Horned Owlxxxx
Barred Owl *xxxx
Belted Kingfisherxxxx
Red-headed Woodpeckerxx
Red-bellied Woodpeckerxxxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Downy Woodpecker *xxxx
Hairy Woodpecker *xxxx
Northern Flicker *xxxx
Pileated Woodpeckerxxxx
American Kestrelxxxx
Merlinxxx
Peregrine Falconxxx
Olive-sided Flycatcherxxx
Eastern Wood-Peweexxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Acadian Flycatcherxxx
Alder Flycatcherx
Willow Flycatcher *xxx
Least Flycatcherxxx
Eastern Phoebe*xxxx
Great Crested Flycatcherxxx
Eastern Kingbird *xxx
White-eyed Vireo *xxx
NameSpSuFW
Blue-headed Vireoxx
Philadelphia Vireox
Warbling Vireoxxx
Red-eyed Vireo*xxx
Blue Jay*xxxx
American Crowxxxx
Fish Crowxxxx
Common Ravenx
Purple Martinxxx
Tree Swallow *xxx
N. Rough-winged Swallowxxx
Bank Swallowxxx
Cliff Swallowxxx
Barn Swallow *xxx
Carolina Chickadee *xxxx
Tufted Titmouse *xxxx
Red-breasted Nuthatchxxx
White-breasted Nuthatch *xxxx
Brown Creeperxxx
House Wren *xxx
Winter Wrenxxx
Marsh Wrenx
Carolina Wren*xxxx
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *xxx
Golden-crowned Kingletxxx
Ruby-crowned Kingletxxx
Eastern Bluebird *xxxx
Veeryxx
Gray-cheeked Thrushxx
Swainson's Thrushxx
Hermit Thrushxxx
Wood Thrush *xxx
American Robin*xxxx
Gray Catbird *xxxx
Brown Thrasherxxx
Northern Mockingbird *xxxx
European Starling *xxxx
Cedar Waxwingxxxx
House Sparrow*xxxx
American Pipitxx
House Finch *xxxx
Purple Finchxxx
Common Redpollx
Pine Siskinxxx
American Goldfinch *xxxx
Snow Buntingx
Ovenbirdxxx
Worm-eating Warblerxx
Orange-crowned Warblerx
Louisiana Waterthrushxxx
Northern Waterthrushxx
Golden-winged Warblerxx
Blue-winged Warblerxxx
Black-and-white Warblerxxx
Prothonotary Warblerx
Tennessee Warblerxx
Nashville Warblerxx
Connecticut Warblerx
Mourning Warblerxx
Kentucky Warblerxxx
Common Yellowthroat *xxx
Hooded Warblerxxx
American Redstartxxx
Cape May Warblerxx
Cerulean Warblerxx
Northern Parulaxxx
Magnolia Warblerxx
Bay-breasted Warbler*xx
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 Warblerxx
Prairie Warbler *xxx
Black-throated Green Warblerxx
Canada Warblerxx
Wilson's Warblerxx
Yellow-breasted Chat *xxx
Eastern Towhee*xxxx
American Tree Sparrowxxx
Chipping Sparrowxxxx
Clay-colored Sparrowx
Field Sparrowxxxx
Savannah Sparrowxxx
Fox Sparrowxxx
Song Sparrow *xxxx
Lincoln's Sparrowxx
Swamp Sparrowxxx
White-throated Sparrowxxxx
White-crowned Sparrowxxx
Dark-eyed Juncoxxx
Summer Tanagerxx
Scarlet Tanager *xxx
Northern Cardinal*xxxx
Rose-breasted Grosbeakxx
Blue Grosbeak*xxx
Indigo Bunting*xxx
Dickcisselxx
Bobolinkxx
Red-winged Blackbird *xxxx
Eastern Meadowlarkxxxx
Rusty Blackbirdxxx
Brewer's Blackbirdx
Common Grackle*xxxx
Brown-headed Cowbird *xxxx
Orchard Oriole*xxx
Baltimore Oriole *xxxx
* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Parks Checklist Project, HCBC field trips and seasonal counts, Stan Arnold, Maud Banks, John Blaisdell, Karan Blum, Jon E. Boone, Jon K. Boone, Rod Burley, Martha Chestem, Jane Coskren, Dennis Coskren, David Cummings, Darius Ecker, Jonathan Gallagher, Jane Geuder, Ralph Geuder, Richard Hegner, Jim Hill, Hans Holbrook, Emy Holdridge, Claire Horvath, V. Krishnamoorthy, Allen Lewis, Chris Ludwig, Kathy Mariano, Barry Miller, Marjorie Mountjoy, Sue Neri, Bonnie Ott, Dave Pardoe, Elaine Pardoe, Dave Perry, David Sandler, Kurt Schwarz, Elise Seay, Susan Setterberg, Jo Solem, Paula Sortino, Michelle Stewart, June Tveekrem, Don Waugh, Martha Waugh, Carol Wilkinson, Jim Wilkinson, Helen Zeichner, Brooks Longley.

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributors: Jo Solem, Bob Solem, Sue Neri, June Tveekrem, Jane Coskren, Allen Lewis.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Jo Solem, Bob Solem.

MAMMALS

  • Eastern Mole
  • Eastern Red Bat
  • Common Raccoon
  • Northern River Otter
  • Striped Skunk
  • Red Fox
  • Woodchuck
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Southern Flying Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • White-tailed Deer

  • Contributors: Chris Ludwig, Sue Neri, Jo Solem, Michelle Stewart, Jim Wilkinson.

AMPHIBIANS

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REPTILES

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