Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge Reservoirs

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies 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
Greater White-fronted GooseX
Snow GooseXXX
BrantX
Cackling GooseXXX
Canada GooseXXXX
Tundra SwanXXX
Wood DuckXXXX
GadwallXXX
Eurasian WigeonXX
American WigeonXXX
American Black DuckXXX
MallardXXXX
Blue-winged TealXX
Northern ShovelerXXX
Northern PintailXXX
Green-winged TealXXX
CanvasbackXXX
RedheadXXX
Ring-necked DuckXXX
Greater ScaupXXX
Lesser ScaupXXX
Surf ScoterXX
White-winged ScoterXXX
Black ScoterXX
Long-tailed DuckXXX
BuffleheadXXX
Common GoldeneyeXXX
Hooded MerganserXXX
Common MerganserXXXX
Red-breasted MerganserXXX
Ruddy DuckXXX
Northern BobwhiteX
Wild TurkeyXXXX
Pied-billed GrebeXXXX
Horned GrebeXXX
Red-necked GrebeXXXX
Western GrebeXX
Rock PigeonXXXX
Mourning DoveXXXX
Yellow-billed CuckooXXX
Black-billed CuckooXX
Common NighthawkXX
Eastern Whip-poor-willX
Chimney SwiftXXX
Ruby-throated HummingbirdXX
American CootXX
Sandhill CraneX
American AvocetX
Black-bellied PloverX
American Golden-PloverX
Semipalmated PloverXXX
KilldeerXXXX
Ruddy TurnstoneX
Red KnotX
Stilt SandpiperX
SanderlingX
DunlinXXXX
Baird's SandpiperX
Least SandpiperXXX
White-rumped SandpiperX
Pectoral SandpiperXX
Semipalmated SandpiperXXX
Western SandpiperXX
Short-billed DowitcherX
Long-billed DowitcherX
Wilson's SnipeX
American WoodcockX
Spotted SandpiperXXX
Solitary SandpiperXXX
Greater YellowlegsXXX
Lesser YellowlegsXX
Wilson's PhalaropeX
Sabine's GullX
Bonaparte's GullXXX
Laughing GullXX
Ring-billed GullXXXX
Herring GullXXX
Iceland GullX
Lesser Black-backed GullXX
Glaucous GullXX
Great Black-backed GullXXX
Caspian TernXXX
Black TernXX
Common TernXX
Forster's TernXXX
Red-throated LoonXXX
Common LoonXXXX
Double-crested CormorantXXXX
Least BitternX
Great Blue HeronXXXX
Great EgretXX
Snowy EgretX
Little Blue HeronXX
Tricolored HeronX
Cattle EgretXX
Green HeronXXX
Black-crowned Night-HeronXX
Glossy IbisX
Black VultureXXXX
Turkey VultureXXXX
OspreyXXXX
Bald EagleXXXX
Northern HarrierXXX
Sharp-shinned HawkXXX
Cooper's HawkXXXX
Red-shouldered HawkXXXX
Broad-winged HawkXX
Red-tailed HawkXXXX
Rough-legged HawkXXX
Golden EagleX
Eastern Screech-OwlXXX
Great Horned OwlXXXX
Barred OwlXXXX
Belted KingfisherXXXX
Red-headed WoodpeckerXX
Red-bellied WoodpeckerXXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Downy WoodpeckerXXXX
Hairy WoodpeckerXXXX
Northern FlickerXXXX
NameSpSuFW
Pileated WoodpeckerXXXX
American KestrelXXX
MerlinXXX
Peregrine FalconXXX
Olive-sided FlycatcherXX
Eastern Wood-PeweeXXX
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerXXX
Acadian FlycatcherXXX
Alder FlycatcherXX
Willow FlycatcherX
Least FlycatcherX
Eastern PhoebeXXXX
Great Crested FlycatcherXXX
Eastern KingbirdXXX
White-eyed VireoXXX
Yellow-throated VireoXXX
Blue-headed VireoXX
Philadelphia VireoX
Warbling VireoXXX
Red-eyed VireoXXX
Blue JayXXXX
American CrowXXXX
Fish CrowXXXX
Horned LarkXX
Purple MartinXX
Tree SwallowXXX
N. Rough-winged SwallowXXX
Bank SwallowXX
Cliff SwallowXXX
Barn SwallowXXX
Carolina ChickadeeXXXX
Tufted TitmouseXXXX
Red-breasted NuthatchXXX
White-breasted NuthatchXXXX
Brown CreeperXXX
House WrenXX
Winter WrenXXX
Marsh WrenX
Carolina WrenXXXX
Blue-gray GnatcatcherXXX
Golden-crowned KingletXXX
Ruby-crowned KingletXXX
Eastern BluebirdXXXX
VeeryXX
Gray-cheeked ThrushXX
Swainson's ThrushX
Hermit ThrushXXX
Wood ThrushXXX
American RobinXXXX
Gray CatbirdXXX
Brown ThrasherXXX
Northern MockingbirdXXX
European StarlingXXXX
Cedar WaxwingXXXX
House SparrowXXXX
American PipitXX
House FinchXXX
Purple FinchXX
American GoldfinchXXXX
Snow BuntingXXX
OvenbirdXXX
Worm-eating WarblerXXX
Louisiana WaterthrushXX
Northern WaterthrushXX
Golden-winged WarblerXX
Blue-winged WarblerXX
Black-and-white WarblerXXX
Prothonotary WarblerXX
Tennessee WarblerXX
Nashville WarblerXX
Connecticut WarblerX
Mourning WarblerXX
Kentucky WarblerXXX
Common YellowthroatXXX
Hooded WarblerXXX
American RedstartXXX
Cape May WarblerXX
Cerulean WarblerXX
Northern ParulaXXX
Magnolia WarblerXX
Bay-breasted Warbler*XX
Blackburnian WarblerXX
Yellow WarblerXX
Chestnut-sided WarblerXX
Blackpoll Warbler*XX
Black-throated Blue WarblerXX
Palm Warbler*XX
Pine Warbler*XXX
Yellow-rumped WarblerXXX
Yellow-throated WarblerX
Prairie WarblerX
Black-throated Green WarblerXX
Canada WarblerX
Wilson's WarblerXX
Yellow-breasted ChatXXX
Eastern TowheeXXXX
Chipping SparrowXX
Field SparrowXXX
Vesper SparrowX
Savannah SparrowX
Fox SparrowX
Song SparrowXXXX
Swamp SparrowXX
White-throated SparrowXXX
White-crowned SparrowX
Dark-eyed JuncoXXX
Scarlet TanagerXXX
Northern CardinalXXXX
Rose-breasted GrosbeakXXX
Indigo BuntingXXX
BobolinkX
Red-winged BlackbirdXXX
Rusty BlackbirdX
Common GrackleXXXX
Brown-headed CowbirdXX
Orchard OrioleXX
Baltimore OrioleXXX
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Brewster's Warbler [no photo]X
Lawrence's Warbler [no photo]X
* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Nancy Magnusson, Paul Zucker, Scott Atkinson, Elaine Arnold, Stan Arnold, Val Barnes, F.R. Bell, Walter Booth, Mary-Jo Betts, Lewis Buck, Porge Buck, Rod Burley, George Chase, Martha Chestem, Barry Cooper, Jane Coskren, T. Dennis Coskren, Ralph Cullison III, Karen Darcy, Phil Davis, Ward Ebert, Darius Ecker, Gerald Elgert, Irving Hampe, Joe Hanfman, Kevin Heffernan, Bill Hill, Gayle Hill, Hans Holbrook, Emmalyn Holdridge, David Holmes, Marshall Howe, John Hubbell, Bill Hubick, Marshall Iliff, Seth Low, Chris Ludwig, Gail Mackiernan, John Maloney, Elayne Metter, Jeff Metter, Helen Metzman, Harvey Mudd, Marion Mudd, Marcia Nelson, Peter Osenton, Helen Patton, Susan Polniaszek, Ron Polniaszek, Mike Resch, Robert Ringler, Chandler Robbins, Fran Saunders, Norm Saunders, Fred Schaffer, Kurt Schwarz, Jo Solem, Bob Solem, Jim Stasz, Chuck Stirrat, Eva Sunell, Charles Swift, Jane Tuftrap, Mark Wallace, Robert Warfield, John Weske, John Willoughby, Helen Zeichner, Harry Fink, Matt Rogosky, Russ Ruffing, Dave Holyoke, David Cummings.

BUTTERFLIES

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Contributor: Jo Solem, Grazina McClure, Bob Solem, Mike McClure.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Bob Solem, Jo Solem, Nancy Magnusson, Jim Wilkinson, Peter Osenton, Hans Holbrook, June Tveekrem, Jay Shepphard

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Richard Orr, Grazina McClure, Joanne Solem, Bob Solem, Wes Earp, Sue Earp, Karen Darcy.

REPTILES

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Contributors: Grazine McClure, Richard Orr, Wes Earp,,Joanne Solem, Bob Solem.

LICHENS

CRUSTOSE
  • Common button lichen
  • Mealy firedot lichen
  • Red firedot lichen
  • Sulphur-firedot lichen
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Common script lichen
  • Mealy rim lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
  • Pustule crust lichen
  • Smoky-eye boulder lichen
  • Black stone lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Sea storm lichen
  • Powdery axil-bristle lichen
  • Southern powdered ruffle lichen
  • Powdered ruffle lichen
  • Powder-edged ruffle lichen
  • Orange-cored shadow lichen
  • Hoary rosette lichen
  • Mealy rosette lichen
  • Ragbag
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • Stalkless cladonia
  • Common powderhorn
  • Mealy pixie-cup
  • Trumpet lichen
  • Scarlet pin lichen
  • Smooth-footed powderhorn
  • Fence-rail cladonia
  • Red-fruited pixie-cup
  • Pebbled pixie-cup
  • Peg lichen
  • Dragon cladonia
Contributors: Richard Orr, Jo Solem, Bob Solem.

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