Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, December 04, 2004
Blackwater NWR

Trip Leader: Arnold , Stan

Date of Trip: Saturday, December 04, 2004

Location: Blackwater NWR

Details: Abbreviations, AA, Anne Arundel; DO, Dorchester; HO, Howard; QA, Queen Anne's; TA, Talbot

Birds:
(Numbers of individuals are shown if they were recorded.)

  • Snow Goose : DO; 1 lone bird among Canadas
  • Cackling Goose : DO; 2 at Blackwater
  • Canada Goose : QA, TA, DO
  • Mute Swan : QA, TA, DO
  • Tundra Swan : TA, DO
  • American Black Duck : DO
  • Mallard : DO
  • Northern Shoveler : DO; 2m, 1f
  • Northern Pintail : DO, decent numbers at Blackwater
  • Green-winged Teal : DO; 1f at Blackwater
  • Harlequin Duck : TA; 1 at Wade's Point Inn
  • Surf Scoter : 20+ in TA, 1 in DO, Oakley Street
  • Long-tailed Duck : ~50 in TA, 25+ in DO
  • Bufflehead: TA, DO
  • Common Goldeneye : 1 at Oakley Street, DO
  • Hooded Merganser : ~8 at Blackwater, DO
  • Common Loon : TA, DO
  • Double-crested Cormorant : DO, on Choptank River
  • Great Blue Heron : QA, DO
  • Black Vulture : TA, DO
  • Turkey Vulture : TA, DO
  • Bald Eagle : usual numbers at Blackwater, DO
  • Northern Harrier : DO
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk : 1; DO
  • Red-tailed Hawk : HO, AA, QA, DO; good numbers
  • American Kestrel : 1 flyby at Blackwater visitor's center, DO
  • Killdeer : DO
  • Greater Yellowlegs : 10+, DO
  • Dunlin : DO
  • Wilson's Snipe : 1 on Shorter's Wharf Rd, DO
  • Laughing Gull : Cambridge, DO
  • Bonaparte's Gull : ~20 at Wade's Point Inn, TA
  • Ring-billed Gull : AA, TA, DO
  • Herring Gull : QA, DO
  • Great Black-backed Gull : QA, DO
  • Forster's Tern : TA, DO
  • Rock Pigeon : TA, DO; on nest on bridge at Choptank River visitor's center
  • Mourning Dove : TA, DO
  • Short-eared Owl : 1-2 on Shorter's Wharf Road
  • Belted Kingfisher : 1; DO
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker : TA, DO
  • Downy Woodpecker : TA, DO
  • Northern Flicker : TA, DO
  • Blue Jay : TA, DO
  • American Crow : DO
  • Fish Crow : DO
  • Horned Lark : TA
  • Cave Swallow : 1 very cooperative bird; Wade's Point Inn
  • Carolina Chickadee : DO
  • Tufted Titmouse : DO
  • White-breasted Nuthatch : 2+ in "Nuthatch Woods" at Blackwater
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch : DO; unusually high numbers; heard almost everywhere around Blackwater
  • Brown Creeper : 2+ in "Nuthatch Woods" at Blackwater, DO
  • Carolina Wren : TA, DO
  • Winter Wren : 1 on edge of "Nuthatch Woods" at Blackwater, DO
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet : DO
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet : 1; DO
  • Eastern Bluebird : Wade's Point Inn, TA; DO
  • Northern Mockingbird : TA, DO
  • European Starling : all five counties
  • Savannah Sparrow : DO
  • Song Sparrow : DO
  • White-throated Sparrow : DO
  • Dark-eyed Junco : TA, DO
  • Northern Cardinal : HO, DO
  • Red-winged Blackbird : TA, DO
  • Common Grackle : TA, DO
  • American Goldfinch : TA, DO
  • House Sparrow : Cambridge, DO

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