Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for MPEA

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies Mammals Amphibians Reptiles Aquatic Wildlife Lichens
Includes Robinson Nature Center

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
Tundra Swanxx
Wood Duck *XXXX
American Black Duckxxxx
Mallard*XXXX
Blue-winged Tealxxxx
Green-winged Tealxxx
Ring-necked Duckxxx
Hooded Merganserxxx
Common MerganserX
Northern Bobwhite *hXXXX
Ring-necked Pheasant *hXXXX
Wild TurkeyXXXX
Horned GrebeX
Rock Pigeon *hXXXX
Mourning Dove*XXXX
Yellow-billed CuckooXXX
Black-billed CuckooXXX
Common NighthawkXXX
Eastern Whip-poor-willxx
Chimney Swift*hXXX
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *XXX
Virginia RailXX
SoraXX
Killdeer*hXXXX
Wilson's SnipeXX
American Woodcock *hXXX>X
Spotted SandpiperXX
Solitary SandpiperXX
Laughing GullX
Ring-billed GullXXX
Herring GullX
Caspian TernX
Common LoonX
American BitternXX
Great Blue HeronXXXX
Great EgretXX
Green Heron *XXX
Black Vulture*XXXX
Turkey Vulture*XXXX
OspreyXXX
Mississippi KiteXX
Bald EagleXXX
Northern HarrierXXX
Sharp-shinned HawkXXX
Cooper's HawkXXXX
Red-shouldered Hawk *XXXX
Broad-winged Hawk *hXX
Red-tailed HawkXXXX
Barn Owl*hXXXX
Eastern Screech-Owl *XXXX
Great Horned OwlXXXX
Barred Owl *XXXX
Long-eared Owlx
Belted Kingfisher *XXXX
Red-headed WoodpeckerXXXX
Red-bellied Woodpecker *XXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Downy Woodpecker *XXXX
Hairy Woodpecker *XXXX
Northern Flicker*XXXX
Pileated Woodpecker *XXXX
American KestrelXXXX
MerlinXX
Olive-sided FlycatcherXX
Eastern Wood-Pewee *XXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Acadian Flycatcher *XXX
Alder FlycatcherXX
Willow Flycatcher *hXXX
Least FlycatcherXX
Eastern Phoebe*XXXX
Great Crested FlycatcherXXX
Eastern Kingbird *XXX
White-eyed Vireo *XXX
Yellow-throated Vireo *hXXX
Blue-headed VireoXX
Philadelphia VireoX
Warbling VireoXX
Red-eyed Vireo*XXX
Blue Jay*XXXX
American Crow*XXXX
Fish Crow *XXXX
Common RavenX
Horned Lark*hXX
Purple Martin*hXX
Tree Swallow *XXX
N. Rough-winged Swallow *hXXX
Bank SwallowXX
Barn Swallow *XXX
Carolina Chickadee *XXXX
Black-capped ChickadeeXX
NameSpSuFW
Tufted Titmouse *XXXX
Red-breasted NuthatchXXX
White-breasted Nuthatch *XXXX
Brown CreeperXXXX
House Wren *XXX
Winter WrenXXX
Carolina Wren*XXXX
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *XXX
Golden-crowned KingletXXX
Ruby-crowned KingletXXX
Eastern Bluebird *XXXX
Veery*XXX
Gray-cheeked ThrushXX
Bicknell's ThrushXX
Swainson's ThrushXX
Hermit ThrushXXX
Wood Thrush *XXX
American Robin*XXXX
Gray Catbird *XXXX
Brown Thrasher*XXXX
Northern Mockingbird *XXXX
European Starling *XXXX
Cedar WaxwingXXXX
House Sparrow*XXXX
House Finch *XXXX
Purple FinchXXX
Red CrossbillXX
Pine SiskinXXX
American Goldfinch *XXXX
Evening Grosbeakxx
Ovenbird *XXX
Worm-eating Warbler *XXX
Orange-crowned WarblerX
Louisiana Waterthrush *XX
Northern WaterthrushXX
Golden-winged WarblerXX
Blue-winged Warbler *XXX
Black-and-white Warbler *XXX
Prothonotary WarblerXX
Tennessee WarblerXX
Nashville WarblerXX
Connecticut WarblerX
Mourning WarblerXX
Kentucky Warbler *XXX
Common Yellowthroat *XXX
Hooded Warbler*XXX
American Redstart *XXX
Cape May WarblerXX
Cerulean Warbler *hXXX
Northern Parula *XXX
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*XX
Yellow-rumped WarblerXXX
Yellow-throated WarblerXXX
Prairie Warbler *XXX
Black-throated Green WarblerXX
Canada WarblerXX
Wilson's WarblerXX
Yellow-breasted ChatXXX
Eastern Towhee*XXXX
American Tree SparrowXXX
Chipping Sparrow *XXXX
Field Sparrow*XXXX
Vesper Sparrow*hXXX
Grasshopper Sparrow *hXXX
Fox SparrowXXX
Song Sparrow *XXXX
Lincoln's SparrowXXX
Swamp SparrowXXX
White-throated SparrowXXX
White-crowned SparrowXXX
Dark-eyed JuncoXXXX
Summer TanagerXx
Scarlet Tanager *XXX
Northern Cardinal*XXXX
Rose-breasted GrosbeakXX
Blue Grosbeak*XXX
Indigo Bunting*XXX
BobolinkX
Red-winged Blackbird *XXXX
Eastern Meadowlark *hXXX
Rusty BlackbirdXXX
Common Grackle*XXXX
Brown-headed Cowbird *XXXX
Orchard Oriole*XX
Baltimore Oriole *XXX
Brewster's Warbler [no photo]X

X - record since 1990
x - no record since 1990

* - any breeding record. No breeding record since 1980s (Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat); no breeding record since 1970s (Cerulean Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Grasshopper Sparrow). Not confirmed, but almost certainly currently breed: Cooper's Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Great Crested Flycatcher.

* h all breeding records prior to 1983—1987 atlas
Contributors: Stan Arnold, Jeff Duguay, Jeff Culler, Karen Darcy, Ward Ebert, Cheryl Farfaras, Aelred Geis, Howard County Bird Club field trips, Joe Hanfman, Emmalyn Holdridge, Hans Holbrook, Bill Hubick, Bonnie Ott, Howard Patterson, Brad Quickel, Tim Ray, Chandler S. Robbins, Steve Sanford, Kurt Schwarz, Jeff Schwierjohann, Jo Solem, Chuck Stirrat, Phil Norman, Harry Fink, Jeff Claffey, Darek Richarson, Ed Huestis, John Harris.

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributors: Cheryl Farfaras, Mark Farfaras, Jeff Claffy, Brenda Belensky, Joanne Solem, Nancy Magnusson, Jim Wilkinson, NABA Butterfly Counts, Annette Allor.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Joanne Solem, Bob Solem, June Tveekrem, Bill Hubick, Richard Orr.

MAMMALS

  • Virginia Opossum
  • Masked Shrew
  • Short-tailed Shrew
  • Least Shrew
  • Eastern Mole
  • Red Bat
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Woodchuck
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Red Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • Eastern Harvest Mouse
  • White-footed Mouse
  • Meadow Vole
  • Muskrat
  • House Mouse
  • Meadow Jumping Mouse
  • Coyote
  • Red Fox
  • Gray Fox
  • Common Raccoon
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • Mink
  • Striped Skunk
  • Northern River Otter
  • White-tailed Deer
Contributors: 1971 flora and faunal survey of the MPEA by consultants; additions in 2000 by Howard County Recreation and Parks surveys.

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Surveys conducted during 1998, 1999, and 2000 under the direction of MPEA personnel; Sue Muller (MARA data)

REPTILES

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Contributors: Surveys conducted during 1998, 1999, and 2000 under the direction of MPEA personnel; Sue Muller (MARA data).

AQUATIC WILDLIFE

  • American Eel
  • Central Stoneroller
  • Rosyside Dace
  • Satinfin Shiner
  • Cutups Minnow
  • Common Shiner
  • River Chub
  • Swallowtail Shiner
  • Rosyface Shiner
  • Blacknose Dace
  • Longnose Dace
  • Creek Chub
  • Fallfish
  • White Sucker
  • Northern Hog Sucker
  • Margined Madtom
  • Redbreast Sunfish
  • Bluegill
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Tessellated Darter
  • Shield Darter
Contributors: Surveys conducted in 1998 and 2000 under the direction of MPEA personnel.

LICHENS

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

CRUSTOSE
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Common script lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
  • Smoky-eye boulder lichen
  • Concentric boulder lichen
  • Eastern pox lichen
  • Black stone lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Sea storm lichen
  • Streamside stippleback
  • Rock greenshield lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Orange-cored shadow lichen
  • Salted shield lichen
  • Southern powdered ruffle lichen
  • Powdered ruffle lichen
  • Hoary rosette lichen
  • Mealy rosette lichen
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • Stalkless cladonia
  • Mealy pixie-cup
  • Common powderhorn
  • Fence-rail cladonia

Robinson Nature Center

CRUSTOSE
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Common script lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
  • Smoky-eye boulder lichen
  • Black stone lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Sea storm lichen
  • Streamside stippleback
  • Rock greenshield lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Orange-cored shadow lichen
  • Star rosette lichen
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
  • Bottlebrush frost lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • Stalkless cladonia
  • Mealy pixie-cup
  • Common powderhorn
  • Fence-rail cladonia
  • Turban lichen
Contributor: Richard Orr.

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