Birding Howard County, Maryland

Species Lists for Western Regional 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
Snow Goosex
Cackling Goosex
Canada Goose *xxxx
Tundra Swanx
Wood Duckx
Gadwallx
American Black Duckx
Mallard*xxxx
Blue-winged Tealx
Northern Shovelerx
Green-winged Tealx
Redheadx
Ring-necked Duckxx
Buffleheadxx
Common Goldeneyex
Hooded Merganserx
Common Merganserx
Ruddy Duckx
Wild Turkeyx
Rock Pigeon *xxxx
Mourning Dove*xxxx
Yellow-billed Cuckooxxx
Black-billed Cuckoox
Common Nighthawkx
Chimney Swiftxxx
Ruby-throated Hummingbirdxxx
Sorax
American Golden-Ploverx
Semipalmated Ploverxxx
Killdeer *xxxx
Stilt Sandpiperx
Sanderlingx
Dunlinxx
Baird's Sandpiperx
Least Sandpiperxxx
White-rumped Sandpiperxxx
Buff-breasted Sandpiperx
Pectoral Sandpiperxxx
Semipalmated Sandpiperxxx
Western Sandpiperx
Short-billed Dowitcherx
Wilson's Snipexx
Spotted Sandpiperxxx
Solitary Sandpiperxxx
Greater Yellowlegsxxx
Lesser Yellowlegsxxx
Red Phalaropex
Bonaparte's Gullx
Laughing Gullxx
Ring-billed Gullxxx
Herring Gullx
Caspian Ternxx
Common Loonx
Double-crested Cormorantx
Great Blue Heronxxx
Great Egretxx
Green Heronxxx
Black Vulturexxxx
Turkey Vulturexxxx
Ospreyxx
Bald Eaglex
Northern Harrierxx
Sharp-shinned Hawkxxx
Cooper's Hawkxx
Red-shouldered Hawkxxxx
Broad-winged Hawkxx
Red-tailed Hawk *xxxx
Eastern Screech-Owlxxx
Great Horned Owlx
Barred Owlxxxx
Belted Kingfisherxx
Red-headed Woodpeckerx
Red-bellied Woodpecker *xxxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Downy Woodpecker *xxxx
Hairy Woodpeckerxxxx
Northern Flicker*xxxx
Pileated Woodpecker *xxxx
American Kestrelxxxx
Merlinxx
Peregrine Falconx
Olive-sided Flycatcherx
Eastern Wood-Peweexxx
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerxxx
Acadian Flycatcherxx
Willow Flycatcher *xx
Least Flycatcherx
Eastern Phoebe*xxx
Great Crested Flycatcherxxx
Eastern Kingbirdxxx
White-eyed Vireoxxx
Yellow-throated Vireoxx
Blue-headed Vireoxx
Philadelphia Vireox
Warbling Vireox
Red-eyed Vireoxxx
Blue Jay*xxxx
American Crowxxxx
Fish Crowxxxx
Horned Lark*xxxx
Purple Martinxx
NameSpSuFW
Tree Swallow *xx
N. Rough-winged Swallowx
Bank Swallowx
Barn Swallow *xxx
Carolina Chickadee *xxxx
Black-capped Chickadeex
Black-capped Chickadeex
Red-breasted Nuthatchxx
White-breasted Nuthatch *xxxx
Brown Creeperx
House Wren *xxx
Winter Wrenx
Sedge Wrenx
Marsh Wrenxx
Carolina Wrenxxxx
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *xxx
Golden-crowned Kingletxxx
Ruby-crowned Kingletxx
Eastern Bluebird *xxxx
Veeryxx
Gray-cheeked Thrushx
Swainson's Thrushxx
Hermit Thrushxxx
Wood Thrushxxx
American Robin*xxxx
Gray Catbird *xxxx
Brown Thrasherxxx
Northern Mockingbird *xxxx
European Starling *xxxx
Cedar Waxwingxxxx
House Sparrow*xxxx
American Pipitxxx
House Finch *xxxx
Purple Finchx
American Goldfinchxxxx
Ovenbirdxxx
Worm-eating Warblerx
Orange-crowned Warblerx
Louisiana Waterthrushx
Blue-winged Warblerx
Black-and-white Warblerxxx
Tennessee Warblerxx
Nashville Warblerxx
Connecticut Warblerx
Mourning Warblerx
Kentucky Warblerx
Common Yellowthroat *xxx
Hooded Warblerxx
American Redstart *xxx
Cape May Warblerx
Cerulean Warblerx
Northern Parulaxxx
Magnolia Warblerxx
Bay-breasted Warblerx
Bay-breasted Warblerx
Yellow Warblerxx
Chestnut-sided Warblerxx
Blackpoll Warbler*xx
Black-throated Blue Warblerxx
Palm Warbler*xxx
Yellow-rumped Warblerxxx
Yellow-throated Warblerx
Prairie Warblerxx
Black-throated Green Warblerxx
Canada Warblerx
Yellow-breasted Chatxx
Eastern Towhee*xxxx
American Tree Sparrowxx
Chipping Sparrow *xxxx
Clay-colored Sparrowx
Field Sparrow*xxxx
Vesper Sparrowxxx
Lark Sparrowx
Savannah Sparrow *xxx
Grasshopper Sparrow *xxx
Nelson's Sparrow *x
Fox Sparrowxx
Song Sparrow *xxxx
Lincoln's Sparrowxx
Swamp Sparrowxxx
White-throated Sparrowxxx
White-crowned Sparrowxx
Dark-eyed Juncoxxx
Summer Tanagerx
Scarlet Tanager *xxx
Northern Cardinal*xxxx
Rose-breasted Grosbeakxx
Blue Grosbeakxxx
Indigo Bunting*xxxx
Dickcisselxx
Bobolinkxx
Red-winged Blackbird *xxx
Eastern Meadowlark *xxx
Rusty Blackbirdx
Common Gracklexxxx
Brown-headed Cowbirdxxx
Orchard Oriole*xx
Baltimore Oriole *xx
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Brewster's Warblerx
* breeding records for these species
Contributors: Bill Hill, Rod Burley, Scott Berglund, Lisa Colangelo, Ralph Cullison, David Cummings, Karen Darcy, Sue Earp, Wesley Earp, Tom Feild, Harry Fink, Joe Hanfman, Elaine Hendricks, Gayle Hill, Hans Holbrook, Emmalyn Holdridge, Bill Hubick, Nancy Magnusson, Bonnie Ott, Robert Ringler, Bob Solem, Jo Solem, Jim Stasz, Kate Tufts, June Tveekrem, Jim Wilkinson, Karen Heffernan, Howard Patterson.

BUTTERFLIES

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  • Long-tailed Skipper
    Long-tailed Skipper
    Photo by Bonnie Ott
Contributors: Joanne Solem, Nancy Magnusson, Wesley Earp, June Tveekrem, Jim Winkinson, Sue Muller, Bonnie Ott, Annette Allor.

DRAGONFLIES

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Contributors: Rod Burley, Jerry Persall, Joanne Solem, Bob Solem, June Tveekrem, Jim Wilkinson, Richard Orr, Bonnie Ott.

MAMMALS

  • Black Bear
  • Common Raccoon
  • Mink
  • Coyote
  • Red Fox
  • Woodchuck
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • White-tailed Deer
Black Bear
Black_Bear-IMG_0493 (67K)
Photo by Heather Sites
Contributors: Jo Solem, Nancy Magnusson, June Tveekrem, Sue Muller, Bonnie Ott, Richard Orr.

AMPHIBIANS

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Contributors: Howard County Frogwatch, Sue Muller (MARA data)

REPTILES

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Contributors: Sue Muller (MARA data), June Tveekrem, Nico Sarbanes, Richard Orr, Bonnie Ott.

LICHENS

CRUSTOSE
  • Tiny button lichen
  • Powdery goldspeck lichen
  • Crater lichen
  • Common script lichen
  • Mealy rim lichen
  • Mapledust lichen
  • Fluffy dust lichen
  • Rock wart lichen
  • Texas wart lichen
  • Rimmed wart lichen
  • Smoky-eye boulder lichen
  • Black stone lichen
FOLIOSE
  • Candleflame lichen
  • Sea storm lichen
  • Rock greenshield lichen
  • Common greenshield lichen
  • Southern powdered ruffle lichen
  • Powdered ruffle lichen
  • Orange-cored shadow lichen
  • Powdery rosette lichen
  • Mealy rosette lichen
  • Rough speckled shield lichen
FRUITICOSE
  • British Soldiers
  • Common powderhorn
Contributor: Richard Orr.

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