Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Patapsco Valley State Park

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies Mammals Amphibians Reptiles Lichens

BIRDS (AOU57)

(Click on bird name to go to photos.)

This list includes species from all PVSP sites. In addition, Race Road Wetlands has an individual list; those species are not included here.

Seasonal List

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

NameSpSuFW
Snow GooseX
Cackling GooseX
Canada Goose*XXXX
Tundra SwanX
Wood Duck *XXXX
GadwallXX
American WigeonX
American Black DuckXX
Mallard*XXXX
Green-winged TealXX
Red-headed WoodpeckerXX
Ring-necked DuckXX
BuffleheadX
Hooded Merganser *XX
Common MerganserXXX
Red-breasted MerganserX
Northern BobwhiteXX
Ring-necked PheasantXX
Wild Turkey *XXXX
Pied-billed GrebeXX
Rock Pigeon *XXXX
Mourning Dove*XXXX
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *XXX
Black-billed CuckooXXX
Common NighthawkXX
Eastern Whip-poor-willX
Chimney Swift*XXX
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *XXX
Virginia RailXXX
American CootX
SoraXX
Common GallinuleX
Killdeer *XXX
Least SandpiperX
American WoodcockXX
Spotted SandpiperXX
Solitary SandpiperXXX
Laughing GullX
Ring-billed GullXXX
Herring GullX
Great Black-backed GullX
Caspian TernX
Common LoonX
Double-crested CormorantXX
American BitternX
Least Bittern*X
Great Blue Heron *XXXX
Great EgretXXX
Little Blue HeronXXX
Green Heron *XXXX
Black-crowned Night-HeronXX
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronXX
White IbisXX
Glossy IbisX
Black Vulture *XXXX
Turkey Vulture*XXXX
OspreyXX
Bald EagleXXXX
Northern HarrierX
Sharp-shinned HawkXXXX
Cooper's Hawk *XXXX
Northern GoshawkX
Red-shouldered Hawk *XXXX
Broad-winged Hawk *XXX
Red-tailed Hawk *XXXX
Rough-legged HawkX
Golden EagleX
Eastern Screech-OwlXXX
Great Horned OwlXXX
Barred Owl *XXXX
Short-eared OwlX
Belted Kingfisher *XXXX
Red-headed WoodpeckerXX
Red-bellied Woodpecker *XXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Downy Woodpecker *XXXX
Hairy Woodpecker *XXXX
Northern Flicker*XXXX
Pileated Woodpecker *XXXX
American KestrelXXX
Peregrine FalconXXX
Olive-sided FlycatcherXX
Eastern Wood-Pewee *XXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Acadian Flycatcher *XXX
Willow Flycatcher *XXX
Least FlycatcherXXX
Eastern Phoebe*XXX
Great Crested Flycatcher *XXX
Eastern Kingbird *XXX
White-eyed Vireo *XXX
Yellow-throated Vireo *XXX
Blue-headed VireoXX
Warbling Vireo*XXX
Red-eyed Vireo*XXX
Blue Jay*XXXX
American Crow*XXXX
Fish Crow *XXX
Purple MartinXXX
NameSpSuFW
Tree Swallow *XXX
N. Rough-winged Swallow *XX
Bank SwallowXXX
Cliff Swallow*XXX
Barn Swallow *XXX
Carolina Chickadee *XXXX
Tufted Titmouse *XXXX
Red-breasted NuthatchXXX
White-breasted Nuthatch *XXXX
Brown Creeper*XXX
House Wren *XXX
Winter WrenXXX
Carolina Wren*XXXX
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *XXX
Golden-crowned KingletXXX
Ruby-crowned KingletXXX
Eastern Bluebird *XXXX
VeeryXXX
Gray-cheeked ThrushXX
Swainson's ThrushXX
Hermit ThrushXXX
Wood Thrush *XXX
American Robin*XXXX
Gray Catbird *XXX
Brown Thrasher*XXX
Northern Mockingbird *XXXX
European Starling *XXXX
Cedar Waxwing*XXXX
House Sparrow*XXXX
House Finch *XXXX
Purple FinchXX
Pine SiskinX
American Goldfinch *XXXX
Ovenbird *XXX
Worm-eating Warbler *XXX
Louisiana Waterthrush *XXX
Northern WaterthrushXX
Golden-winged WarblerXX
Blue-winged Warbler *XXX
Black-and-white Warbler *XXX
Prothonotary Warbler *XXX
Tennessee WarblerXX
Nashville WarblerXXX
Mourning WarblerXX
Kentucky Warbler *XXX
Common Yellowthroat *XXXX
Hooded Warbler*XXX
American Redstart *XXX
Cape May WarblerXX
Cerulean Warbler *XXX
Northern Parula *XXX
Magnolia WarblerXXX
Bay-breasted Warbler*XX
Blackburnian WarblerXX
Yellow Warbler*XX
Chestnut-sided WarblerXX
Blackpoll Warbler*XXX
Black-throated Blue WarblerXX
Palm Warbler*XX
Pine Warbler*XX
Yellow-rumped WarblerXXX
Yellow-throated Warbler *XXX
Prairie WarblerXX
Black-throated Green WarblerXX
Canada WarblerXXX
Wilson's WarblerXX
Yellow-breasted Chat *XXX
Eastern Towhee*XXXX
American Tree SparrowX
Chipping Sparrow *XXX
Field Sparrow*XXXX
Vesper SparrowX
Savannah SparrowX
Grasshopper SparrowX
Fox SparrowXXX
Song Sparrow *XXXX
Lincoln's SparrowXX
Swamp SparrowXXX
White-throated SparrowXXXX
White-crowned SparrowXX
Dark-eyed JuncoXXX
Summer TanagerX
Scarlet Tanager *XXX
Northern Cardinal*XXXX
Rose-breasted GrosbeakXX
Blue Grosbeak*X
Indigo Bunting*XXX
BobolinkX
Red-winged Blackbird *XXXX
Eastern MeadowlarkXX
Rusty BlackbirdX
Common Grackle*XXXX
Brown-headed Cowbird *XXXX
Orchard Oriole*XX
Baltimore Oriole *XXX
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Brewster's Warbler X

* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Howard County Bird Club field trips, seasonal counts, and breeding bird atlases, Felicia Lovelett, Chuck Stirrat, Steve Schwemmer, Andy Aguilera, Dianne Aguilera, Stan Arnold, Scott Atkinson, Scott Berglund, Eirik Blom, Jon E. Boone, Jon K. Boone, Joseph Byrnes, Russell Chandler, Martha Chestem, Jane Coskren, Jeff Culler, Ralph Cullison III, Darius Ecker, Tom Feild, Jane Geuder, Ralph Geuder, Kevin Graff, Irving Hampe, Dave Harvey, Maureen Harvey, Emmalyn Holdridge, David Holmes, Bill Hubick, Brigitte Lund, Nancy Magnusson, John Maloney, Jenny McClintock, Daryl Olson, Jim Orgain, Bonnie Ott, Tim Ray, Robert Ringler, Kurt Schwarz, Steve Simon, Bob Solem, Joanne Solem, Dan Southworth, Linda Southworth, Brian Sykes, Matt Tillett, Robin Todd, Mark Wright, Helen Zeichner, Timothy Houghton, Grazina McClure.

BUTTERFLIES

This list includes species from all PVSP sites. In addition, Race Road Wetlands has an individual list.

Contributors: Richard Smith, Jo Solem, Nancy Magnusson, Bob Solem, Jane Coskren, Sarah Haviland, Martha Chestem, June Tveekrem, Annette Allor.

DRAGONFLIES

This list includes species from all PVSP sites. In addition, Race Road Wetlands has an individual list.

Contributors: Joanne Solem, Bob Solem, June Tveekrem, Richard Orr, Nancy Magnusson, Bonnie Ott.

MAMMALS

  • Northern Short-tailed Shrew
  • Eastern Mole
  • Red Bat
  • Mink
  • Northern River Otter
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • White-tailed Deer
Contributors: Jo Solem, Jane Coskren, Bob Solem, Phil Smith, HCBC field trips.

AMPHIBIANS

Contributors: Howard County Frog Watch, Jo Solem

REPTILES

Nancy Magnusson, Jo Solem

LICHENS

CRUSTOSE
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Crater Lichen
  • Brown-eyed rim lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
  • Smoky-eye boulder lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Tattered jellyskin
  • Hammered shield lichen
  • Southern powdered ruffle lichen
  • Powdered ruffle lichen
  • Hoary rosette lichen
  • Mealy rosette lichen
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • Dragon cladonia
Contributors: Richard Orr, Grazina & Mike McClure.

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