Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Patuxent River State Park

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies Mammals Amphibians Reptiles Lichens

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
Cackling GooseXX
Canada Goose*XXXX
Tundra SwanXXX
Wood Duck *XXXX
Mallard*XXXX
Red-headed Woodpecker *XXXX
Hooded Merganser *XXXX
Northern Bobwhite XXXX
Ring-necked PheasantXXXX
Wild Turkey *XXXX
Rock Pigeon *XXXX
Mourning Dove*XXXX
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *XX
Black-billed CuckooX
Eastern Whip-poor-willXX
Chimney Swift*XXX
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *XXX
KilldeerX
American Woodcock *XXXX
Solitary SandpiperXX
Ring-billed GullXXX
Herring GullXXX
Great Blue HeronXXXX
Green HeronXXX
Black Vulture*XXXX
Turkey VultureXXXX
OspreyXXX
Bald EagleXXXX
Northern HarrierXXX
Sharp-shinned HawkXXX
Cooper's Hawk *XXXX
Red-shouldered Hawk *XXXX
Broad-winged Hawk *XXX
Red-tailed Hawk *XXXX
Barn OwlX
Eastern Screech-Owl *XXXX
Great Horned Owl *XXXX
Barred Owl *XXXX
Long-eared OwlXXX
Northern Saw-whet OwlXXX
Belted Kingfisher *XXXX
Red-headed Woodpecker *XXXX
Red-bellied Woodpecker *XXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Downy Woodpecker *XXXX
Hairy Woodpecker *XXXX
Northern Flicker*XXXX
Pileated Woodpecker *XXXX
American KestrelXXX
MerlinXX
Peregrine FalconXXX
Olive-sided FlycatcherXX
Eastern Wood-Pewee *XX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Acadian Flycatcher *XX
Willow Flycatcher *XX
Least FlycatcherX
Eastern Phoebe*XXXX
Great Crested Flycatcher *XX
Eastern Kingbird *XXX
White-eyed Vireo *XXX
Yellow-throated Vireo *XXX
Blue-headed VireoXXX
Philadelphia VireoX
Warbling VireoXXX
Red-eyed Vireo*XXX
Blue Jay*XXXX
American Crow*XXXX
Fish CrowXXXX
Horned Lark*XXXX
Purple Martin*XX
Tree Swallow *XX
N. Rough-winged Swallow *XX
Bank SwallowXX
Barn Swallow *XX
Carolina Chickadee *XXXX
Black-capped ChickadeeXX
Tufted Titmouse *XXXX
Red-breasted NuthatchXXX
White-breasted Nuthatch *XXXX
Brown CreeperXXX
House Wren *XXX
NameSpSuFW
Winter WrenXXX
Carolina Wren*XXXX
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *XX
Golden-crowned KingletXXX
Ruby-crowned KingletXXX
Eastern Bluebird *XXXX
Veery*XX
Gray-cheeked ThrushX
Swainson's ThrushXX
Hermit ThrushXXX
Wood Thrush *XXX
American Robin*XXXX
Gray Catbird *XXXX
Brown Thrasher*XXXX
Northern Mockingbird *XXXX
European Starling *XXXX
Cedar Waxwing*XXXX
House Sparrow*XXXX
American PipitXXX
House Finch *XXXX
Purple FinchXXX
White-winged CrossbillX
Pine SiskinXXX
American Goldfinch *XXXX
Evening GrosbeakXX
Ovenbird *XXX
Worm-eating Warbler *XXX
Orange-crowned WarblerX
Louisiana Waterthrush *XX
Northern WaterthrushXX
Blue-winged Warbler *XX
Black-and-white Warbler *XXX
Prothonotary WarblerX
Tennessee WarblerXX
Mourning WarblerXX
Kentucky Warbler *XX
Common Yellowthroat *XXX
Hooded Warbler*XX
American Redstart *XXX
Cape May WarblerXX
Cerulean Warbler *XX
Northern Parula *XXX
Magnolia WarblerXX
Bay-breasted Warbler*XX
Blackburnian WarblerX
Yellow Warbler*XX
Chestnut-sided WarblerXX
Blackpoll Warbler*XX
Black-throated Blue WarblerXX
Palm Warbler*XXX
Pine Warbler* *XX
Yellow-rumped WarblerXXX
Prairie Warbler *XX
Black-throated Green WarblerXX
Canada WarblerXX
Wilson's WarblerXX
Yellow-breasted Chat *XXX
Eastern Towhee *XXXX
American Tree SparrowX
Chipping Sparrow *XXX
Field Sparrow*XXXX
Savannah SparrowXXX
Grasshopper Sparrow *X
Fox SparrowXXX
Song Sparrow *XXXX
Lincoln's SparrowXX
Swamp SparrowXXX
White-throated SparrowXXX
White-crowned SparrowXXX
Dark-eyed JuncoXXX
Scarlet Tanager *XX
Northern Cardinal*XXXX
Rose-breasted GrosbeakXX
Blue Grosbeak*XX
Indigo Bunting*XX
BobolinkX
Red-winged Blackbird *XXXX
Rusty BlackbirdXX
Common Grackle*XXXX
Brown-headed Cowbird *XXXX
Orchard Oriole*XX
Baltimore Oriole *XX

* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Jay Sheppard, Jim Brinkley, Marilyn Brinkley, Bill Hill, Jeff Friedhoffer, Tom Feild, Dave Harvey, Gayle Hill, Emmalyn Holdridge, John Hubbell, Geraldine King, Dave Powell, Nancy Magnusson, Bonnie Ott, Bob Ringler, Bob Schaefer, Kurt Schwarz, Jo Solem, Jim Stasz, Chuck Stirrat, Rick Sussman, Scott Berglund, David Cummings, Bob Ringler, Tom Feild, Geraldine King, Marcie Stutzman, Russ Ruffing.

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributors: Tom Feild, Geraldine King, Jay Sheppard, Richard Smith, Allen Lewis, Jo Solem, Bob Solem, Nancy Magnusson, Robert Schaefer, Grazina McClure, Mike McClure.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Joanne Solem, Bob Solem, Richard Orr, Wes Earp, Sue Earp.

MAMMALS

  • Northern Short-tailed Shrew
  • Eastern Mole
  • Big Brown Bat
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Red Squirrel
  • Southern Flying Squirrel
  • American Beaver
  • White-footed Mouse
  • Meadow Vole
  • Pine Vole
  • Muskrat
  • Coyote
  • Red Fox
  • Common Raccoon
  • Long-tailed Weasel
  • Mink
  • Striped Skunk
  • Northrn River Otter
  • White-tailed Deer
Contributors: Jay Sheppard, Nancy Magnusson, Jo Solem, Mike & Grazina McClure.

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Howard County FrogWatchUSA

REPTILES

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Contributors: Howard County FrogWatchUSA, Jo Solem, Bob Solem.

LICHENS

FRUITICOSE
  • Common Powderhorn
  • British Soldiers
  • Scarlet Pin Lichen
Contributors: R. Orr, Grazine McClure.

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