Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)

Howard County Bird Club's Photo Gallery
featuring birds seen in Howard County


1. Goose – Vulture
2. Osprey –Cuckoo
3. Owl – Kinglet
4. Bluebird – Chat
5. Towhee – House Sparrow

There are two ways to view the bird photos:



1. Goose – Vulture (to see photo, click on name)

1-A Thumbnails
Pink-footed Goose *
Greater White-fronted Goose *
Snow Goose *
Ross’s Goose *
Brant *
Cackling Goose *
Canada Goose *
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan *
Trumpeter Swan *
Wood Duck *
Gadwall *
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon *
American Black Duck *
Mallard *
Blue-winged Teal *
Northern Shoveler *
Northern Pintail *
Green-winged Teal *
Canvasback *
Redhead *
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Ring-necked Duck *
Greater Scaup *
Lesser Scaup *
Surf Scoter *
White-winged Scoter *
Black Scoter *
Long-tailed Duck *
Bufflehead *
Common Goldeneye *
Hooded Merganser *
Common Merganser *
Red-breasted Merganser *
Ruddy Duck *
Northern Bobwhite *
Ring-necked Pheasant *
Wild Turkey *
Red-throated Loon *
Common Loon *
Pied-billed Grebe *
Horned Grebe *

* Photos taken in Howard County

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Red-necked Grebe *
Eared Grebe *
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant *
Anhinga
American Bittern *
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron *
Great Egret *
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron *
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret *
Green Heron *
Black-crowned Night-Heron *
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron *
White Ibis *
Glossy Ibis *
Black Vulture *
Turkey Vulture *


2.Osprey – Cuckoo (to see photo, click on name)

2-A Thumbnails
Osprey *
Swallow-tailed Kite *
Mississippi Kite *
Bald Eagle *
Northern Harrier *
Sharp-shinned Hawk *
Cooper’s Hawk *
Northern Goshawk *
Red-shouldered Hawk *
Broad-winged Hawk *
Red-tailed Hawk *
Rough-legged Hawk *
Golden Eagle *
Black Rail (audio only) *
King Rail
Virginia Rail *
Sora *
Common Gallinule *
American Coot *
Limpkin *
Sandhill Crane *
Black-bellied Plover *
American Golden-Plover *
Semipalmated Plover *
Piping Plover *
Killdeer *
Black-necked Stilt
2-B Thumbnails
American Avocet *
Greater Yellowlegs *
Lesser Yellowlegs *
Solitary Sandpiper *
Spotted Sandpiper *
Upland Sandpiper *
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling *
Semipalmated Sandpiper *
Western Sandpiper *
Least Sandpiper *
White-rumped Sandpiper *
Baird’s Sandpiper *
Pectoral Sandpiper *
Dunlin *
Stilt Sandpiper *
Buff-breasted Sandpiper *
Short-billed Dowitcher *
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe *
American Woodcock *
Wilson’s Phalarope *
Red Phalarope *

* Photos taken in Howard County

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Sabine’s Gull *
Bonaparte’s Gull *
Little Gull *
Laughing Gull *
Ring-billed Gull *
Herring Gull *
Thayer’s Gull
Iceland Gull *
Lesser Black-backed Gull *
Glaucous Gull *
Great Black-backed Gull *
Least Tern
Caspian Tern *
Black Tern *
Common Tern *
Forster’s Tern *
Rock Pigeon *
Eurasian Collared-Dove *
Mourning Dove *
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *
Black-billed Cuckoo *

3. Owl – Kinglet (to see photo, click on name)

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Barn Owl *
Eastern Screech-Owl *
Great Horned Owl *
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl *
Long-eared Owl *
Short-eared Owl *
Northern Saw-whet Owl *
Common Nighthawk *
Chuck-will’s-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift *
Mexican Violetear *
Ruby-throated Hummingbird *
Rufous Hummingbird *
Belted Kingfisher *
Red-headed Woodpecker *
Red-bellied Woodpecker *
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker *
Downy Woodpecker *
Hairy Woodpecker *
Northern Flicker *
Pileated Woodpecker *
3-B Thumbnails
American Kestrel *
Merlin *
Peregrine Falcon *
Olive-sided Flycatcher *
Eastern Wood-Pewee *
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher *
Acadian Flycatcher *
Alder Flycatcher *
Willow Flycatcher *
Least Flycatcher *
Eastern Phoebe *
Great Crested Flycatcher *
Eastern Kingbird *
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo *
Yellow-throated Vireo *
Blue-headed Vireo *
Warbling Vireo *
Philadelphia Vireo *
Red-eyed Vireo *
Blue Jay *
American Crow *
Fish Crow *
Common Raven *

* Photos taken in Howard County

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Horned Lark *
N Rough-winged Swallow *
Purple Martin *
Tree Swallow *
Bank Swallow *
Barn Swallow *
Cliff Swallow *
Carolina Chickadee *
Black-capped Chickadee *
Tufted Titmouse *
Red-breasted Nuthatch *
White-breasted Nuthatch *
Brown Creeper *
Bewick's Wren
House Wren *
Winter Wren *
Sedge Wren *
Marsh Wren *
Carolina Wren *
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher *
Golden-crowned Kinglet *
Ruby-crowned Kinglet *

4. Bluebird – Chat (to see photo, click on name)

4-A Thumbnails
Eastern Bluebird *
Veery *
Gray-cheeked Thrush *
Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson's Thrush *
Hermit Thrush *
Wood Thrush *
American Robin *
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird *
Northern Mockingbird *
Brown Thrasher *
European Starling *
American Pipit *
Cedar Waxwing *
Lapland Longspur *
Snow Bunting *
Ovenbird *
Worm-eating Warbler *
Louisiana Waterthrush *
4-B Thumbnails
Northern Waterthrush *
Blue-winged Warbler *
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler *
Prothonotary Warbler *
Tennessee Warbler *
Orange-crowned Warbler *
Nashville Warbler *
Connecticut Warbler *
Mourning Warbler *
Kentucky Warbler *
Common Yellowthroat *
Hooded Warbler *
American Redstart *
Cape May Warbler *
Cerulean Warbler *
Northern Parula *
Magnolia Warbler *
Bay-breasted Warbler*
Blackburnian Warbler *

* Photos taken in Howard County

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Yellow Warbler *
Chestnut-sided Warbler *
Blackpoll Warbler*
Black-throated Blue Warbler *
Palm Warbler*
Pine Warbler*
Yellow-rumped Warbler *
Yellow-throated Warbler *
Prairie Warbler *
Black-throated Green Warbler *
Canada Warbler *
Wilson’s Warbler *
Yellow-breasted Chat *
Lawrence's Warbler

5. Towhee – House Sparrow (to see photo, click on name)

5-A Thumbnails
Eastern Towhee *
Bachman’s Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow *
Chipping Sparrow *
Clay-colored Sparrow *
Field Sparrow *
Vesper Sparrow *
Lark Sparrow *
Savannah Sparrow *
Grasshopper Sparrow *
Henslow's Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow *
Nelson's Sparrow *
Fox Sparrow *
Song Sparrow *
Lincoln’s Sparrow *

Sound recording but no photo
from Howard County

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Swamp Sparrow *
White-throated Sparrow *
Harris’s Sparrow *
White-crowned Sparrow *
Dark-eyed Junco *
Summer Tanager *
Scarlet Tanager *
Northern Cardinal *
Rose-breasted Grosbeak *
Blue Grosbeak *
Indigo Bunting *
Painted Bunting *
Dickcissel *
Bobolink *
Red-winged Blackbird *
Eastern Meadowlark *

* Photos taken in Howard County

5-C Thumbnails
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird *
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle *
Brown-headed Cowbird *
Orchard Oriole *
Baltimore Oriole *
Purple Finch *
House Finch *
Red Crossbill *
White-winged Crossbill *
Common Redpoll *
Pine Siskin *
American Goldfinch *
Evening Grosbeak *
House Sparrow *

This is an on-going project!


Where possible, photographs taken in Howard County are used. (Birds photographed in Howard County show the location, date, and photographer’s name. Birds photographed elsewhere show only the photographer’s name.) We still need more photos. Here is a list of photos needed.

Some of these photographs may be copyrighted by the photographer. Before reproducing or using any of these photographs, contact the photographer for permission. If you are unable to contact the photographer directly, send an email to the Howard Bird Club with the necessary information, and we will forward it to the photographer.


The fine print:

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