Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sunday, October 14, 2007
Sparrow BIG DAY

Trip Leader: Ott, Bonnie

Date of Trip: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Location: Sparrow BIG DAY

Details: Central Farm, Alpha Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Western Regional, Waterford. All day , sunny mild wind picking up in the afternoon

Number on trip: 9

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

  • Canada Goose:
  • Mallard:
  • Great Blue Heron:
  • Black Vulture:
  • Turkey Vulture:
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk:
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk:
  • Red-tailed Hawk:
  • American Kestrel:
  • Peregrine Falcon:
  • Spotted Sandpiper: 1
  • Wilson's Snipe: 2
  • Rock Pigeon:
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Belted Kingfisher:
  • Red-headed Woodpecker: 1 imm
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker:
  • Downy Woodpecker:
  • Hairy Woodpecker:
  • Northern Flicker:
  • Pileated Woodpecker:
  • Eastern Phoebe:
  • Blue-headed Vireo:
  • Blue Jay:
  • American Crow:
  • Fish Crow:
  • Horned Lark:
  • Tree Swallow: 30
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • Carolina Wren:
  • House Wren:
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet:
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
  • Eastern Bluebird:
  • American Robin:
  • Gray Catbird:
  • Northern Mockingbird:
  • European Starling:
  • Cedar Waxwing:
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 8
  • Palm Warbler: 8
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 3
  • Chipping Sparrow: 15
  • Field Sparrow: 20
  • Savannah Sparrow: 150
  • Grasshopper Sparrow: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 200
  • Lincoln's Sparrow:
  • Swamp Sparrow: 40
  • White-throated Sparrow: 30
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 30
  • Northern Cardinal:
  • Indigo Bunting: 1
  • Dickcissel: 1
  • Bobolink: 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird:
  • Eastern Meadowlark: 6
  • Common Grackle:
  • Brown-headed Cowbird:
  • Purple Finch: 1 brown
  • American Goldfinch:
  • House Sparrow:

Comments:
The sparrows had definitely arrived. We were hung up on 9 species for the day and could not locate a vesper to our dismay. No "rarities" but great numbers of all the expected birds. 2 GRASSHOPPERS and 4 LINCOLNS were found. We had one of the highest counts of WHITE-CROWNS in years with 30-40+ birds. SAVANNAH and SONGS in the hundreds. Non-sparrow highlights were DICKCISSEL, PURPLE FINCH, MERLIN, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER